Atlético president: "I don't think our fans would forgive Griezmann"

Enrique Cerezo has not closed the door on a return for the French forward, but has said that his transfer to Barça left a sour taste in the mouth of the club's fans

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Antoine Griezmann's future is the subject of much debate in the offices of Camp Nou. Barça would like to sell the player in order to reduce its wage bill, and has opened various avenues of negotiation in order to find the best possible solution for all parties. The club is aware that Atlético de Madrid needs a striker and that the French international would be keen on a return to the Wanda Metropolitano, where he was happy prior to joining the Catalan club.

While talks regarding a swap deal involving Saúl Ñíguez have broken down in the last few days, Atléti are not yet giving up in their pursuit of the French international. They feel that Barça will soon get desperate, as the club needs to get the player off its wage bill. In an interview given to Europa Press, which has since been reported in 'AS', Atlético de Madrid president Enrique Cerezo was asked about the potential signing of Griezmann and whether or not the club's fans would forgive him for leaving the Madrid club. His answer: "No, I don't think so".

The way in which Griezmann left for Barça, just 12 months after his controversial documentary 'La Decisión', left a sour taste in the mouth of Atléti fans. On the feasibility of a potential swap deal, Cereza said: "I don't know, I don't think you're talking to the right guy".

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