Atletico Madrid’s capture of Antoine Griezmann last summer was decried as an ingenious piece of business by the Spanish giants, who had only sold the player to Barcelona a few years ago for a fortune.
They managed to get him back on a two-year loan deal last summer, with an obligation to buy a clause set at € 40 million if a player plays for at least 45 minutes per game where available.
However, a year later, Atletico Madrid faces a dilemma with Griezmann, who comes after his worst season since his first year at Real Sociedad.
In 39 competitive games, Griezmann has managed to score only eight goals this past season, only three coming into La Liga. He was far from leading in front of the goal and failed to regain his former status at Wanda Metropolitano.
Griezmann’s struggles have been the subject of misfortune and disunity for Atletico Madrid, with Los Colchoneros failing to finish second, let alone retaining the league title.
The pressure is now great on Diego Simeone, who has shown unwavering faith in Griezmann, but to no avail. As the Frenchman struggles, Atletico Madrid are looking at ways to reduce the cost of his surgery, reports Diario SPORT.
As mentioned earlier, Griezmann will receive 40 million euros after the end of the 2022/23 campaign. Athletes are finding cost-effective marketing solutions, and may be pleased with the idea of offering players as a makeweight.
The report has failed to identify potential players in the exchange deal, but it is clear that Atletico Madrid are unwilling to spend more money on Griezmann, who is in his early 30’s and has endured a recent fall in favor recently. .