Antonio Griezmann future with Athletico Madrid could be in doubt after face-off between the Frenchman and supporters on Sunday. The 26-year-old reacted angrily to jeers from supporters during the league game against Valencia at the Vicente Calderon. Antonio Griezmann may have made a lot of Athletico Madrid faithful with his decision to remain at the club beyond the January transfer window, but tension between the Frenchman and supporters hit a new level on Sunday. This has made the Frenchman to be once again a subject of speculation of a possible summer departure.
Reports in Spain have emerged that the 26-year-old Frenchman had already reached a secret agreement with Barcelona that would see him join the Blaugrana side in the summer but Barcelona have forcefully denied the existence of such a deal. The Forward have been heavily linked to Old Trafford though Jose mourinho decided to go for Alexis Sanchez in the last transfer window.
Griezmann has a contract with the Rojiblancos side which keeps him till 2022 having signed a new deal in June but the uncertainty surrounding his future will surely grow after the last outburst. Holding unto a 1-0 lead in the closing stages of the league clash with Valencia at the Wanda Metropolitano Sunday, Diego Simeone’s men were on course to a vital victory when Griezmann got hold of the ball in the injury time. But the attacker was met with whistles and boos from the home side and did not take it lightly as he reacted. The Frenchman immediately looked up at the fans, kicked the ball in frustration and replied those jeering him. The Athletico Madrid forward even held his finger up to his lips to tell the crowd to be quiet
We expect to see financial tussle among the European elites to covet one of the talented players in Europe.