Antoine Griezmann was one of the great protagonists on the last day of transfer market Of summer. Against all odds, the French striker left the FC Barcelona to return to Atlético de Madrid two years after leaving the ‘Colchonero’ painting for 120 million euros. According to the president of the entity of the Spanish capital, Enrique Cerezo, return to Wanda Metropolitano It was something that the French attacker had been wanting since rumors about the operation began to circulate.
“We have been lucky to have Griezmann for the next two years. We did not count on Griezmann, but we did not know if Saúl was going to leave. Finally there was a three-cushion carom “said Cerezo in reference to Ñíguez’s departure to Chelsea and De Jong’s arrival to Barcelona.
“He left in a strange way, but he has shown that he was crazy to return to the Atlético de Madrid. There are fans who will not like it, but there are others who were delighted with their return and in the end the important thing is performance and having the best squad. He has come in extraordinary condition for us and that shows how eager he was to play here ”, President ‘Colchonero’ explained.
In two seasons at Barcelona, Griezmann He has signed a total of 35 goals and 17 assists with the Blaugrana shirt, numbers that are far from those he achieved with the red-and-white elastic, where he exploded as a player and managed to be the club’s top scorer in the five campaigns he played.
The Frenchman, as confirmed by the Madrid club, will play with the number 8, until now it was owned by Saúl Ñíguez. Griezmann will join the routine with Atlético de Madrid once the national team break is over and could make his LaLiga debut against Espanyol on September 12.
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