Former Atletico Madrid forward Diego Forlan disclosed to Onda Cero radio that devotees of his former side would be hypocritical to reprimand Antoine Griezmann in the event that he leaves this summer for more cash at Barcelona.
Atletico have been rankled by Barca figures, including club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and striker Luis Suarez, talking transparently about the La Liga champion’s interest for Griezmann. Their CEO, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, said a week ago that “nothing more will be tolerated” and Barcelona should back off.
Forlan, be that as it may, said that such circumstances have dependably occurred in football, and it was the same than when Atletico purchased Griezmann from Real Sociedad in 2014.
“I comprehend these circumstances. I’ve survived them,” Forlan said on “El Transistor” radio show. “When I cleared out Uruguay to play abroad, it was to win more cash, first in Argentina, at that point in England. That occurs as you enhance as a player. The same with Griezmann – on the off chance that we say that individuals are irate with a player we are overlooking the minute when we got him from Real Sociedad, simply the same as what Barcelona need to do today.
“On the off chance that you do it without anyone else’s help, you can’t grumble when another person does. On the off chance that a player needs to leave, he will leave, we should regard that he is an expert. I think about whether any fans who are griping about Griezmann would turn down the offer of substantially higher wages in their own occupations.”
Speculations over Griezmann’s future has ruled the development to Atletico’s Europa League final against Marseille in Lyon, France, on Wednesday, with Cadena Cope detailing that Atletico have made the France international an agreement offer of more than €20 million every year.
In any case, if Griezmann has chosen he needs to leave, Atletico should focus their energies on marking a best quality substitution, Forlan said.
“I saw the announcement from Miguel Angel Gil reprimanding Barca, and I can’t generally remark on whether things are being done legitimately, as I’m far away,” he said. “He is deserting a considerable measure of cash, we should be clear about that. Griezmann leaves, and perhaps a shockingly better player arrives. Football is this way. [Radamel] Falcao left, at that point Griezmann arrived. Presently Griezmann may leave, yet Atletico will continue developing, and progressing. The club is over any individual player.”