Antoine Griezmann has been offered to nearly every top club this summer, and despite his 20 goals in all competitions last season, he doesn’t seem to be at the top of anyone’s wish lists.
Heavily linked with a move back to Atletico Madrid in a swap deal with Saul, Atletico now have to address their attacking options depending on whether the striker will be returning or not.
With new summer signing Rodrigo De Paul, Atletico are looking for a forward to play ahead of him, and take a little of the load off Luis Suarez, who provided the club with 21 goals last season.
Whoever Atletico sign will depend on their budget, but Diego Simeone has made it clear he is after someone to complement Suarez.
Be that as it may, the possibility of a loan forward with a purchase option, like in the case of Moussa Dembele and Alvaro Morata, continues to be an idea.
Players like Angel Correa, Joao Felix and Yannick Carrasco all filled in as No.9s at times last season and didn’t perform in Suarez’s absence, hence Simeone’s eagerness to bring a new striker on board.
Like in the case of Suarez from Barcelona, it is often the case that the big purchases Simeone is looking for, don’t materialise until the latter stages of August.
Therefore, he understands he may have to start the season without that No.9 that at the moment seems vital.