Atlético de Madrid struck a blow a few hours before the end of the summer transfer window. The Colchoneros have managed to sign striker Antoine Griezmann, who has returned to Madrid after two years at Barcelona. If the two clubs thought of a dry transfer during discussions on Tuesday, the movement finally takes the form of a loan with an option to buy.
In Catalonia, the 30-year-old French international (95 caps, 38 goals) has struggled to live up to his reputation despite 35 goals scored in 99 matches in all competitions. It must be said that Barça has continued to decline since the summer of 2019 and the arrival against 120 million euros of the former player of Real Sociedad.
Holder during the first three days of the Championship with the Blaugranas, Griezmann will therefore find a club and a coach, Diego Simeone, whom he knows by heart. Under his orders, the Mâconnais had five very high-level seasons, expanding his record (a Europa League, a European Supercup and a Spanish Supercup) and reaching the final of the Champions League in 2016 (1-1 , 3-5 at tabs against Real Madrid).
But he will also taste new pressure from Atlético, defending champion in La Liga and favorite to crown this season in Spain.