Interest in Barcelona target Griezmann conveys bliss to Simeone
😍 Antoine Griezmann's status as an exchange focus for some of Europe's tip top clubs conveys happiness to Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone
Griezmann was firmly connected with a move to Manchester United under the steady gaze of the Court of Arbitration for Sport's choice to maintained Atleti's exchange ban🚫, which hurries to January 2018, scuppered any potential arrangement.
Sport claims #FCB make #Atleti's Antoine Griezmann their 'favourite' to replace Neymar, will pay €100m clause…
Atletico were hit with a transfer ban by CAS (they could sell players but can't recruit new
The prospect of selling Griezmann to Barcelona is laughable
The France forward therefore marked another five-year contract📄, yet he is currently being connected with Barcelona🔷 as a conceivable replacement🔁 for Neymar
🔈"I am not perplexed that there is such intrigue," Simeone said at question and answer session on Monday. "It gives me bliss that the best groups on the planet are keen on our players, that talks well them two and of us, of our work, and that gives me satisfaction."
"The club is trying to keep vital football players who are needed by the best groups on the planet. They need to remain at Atletico to keep clearing the way that will enable us to keep developing as a club."