Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo Refuses to Rule Out Move For Antoine Griezmann

Ali Shibil Roshan
Enrique Cerezo
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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has refused to rule out a move for Antoine Griezmann this summer, but admitted it will be a difficult deal to pull off.

Griezmann has been linked with an exit from FC Barcelona, the club he joined in 2019. The Catalan outfit are desperately looking to slash their bloated wage bill, and Griezmann, one of the highest earners in the squad, is said to be among players they are ready to offload this summer.

A swap deal that would Griezmann return to Atletico Madrid and Saul Niguez join Barcelona had previously been mooted, but such a move appeared unlikely after reports suggested the latter had pulled the plug on it.

When asked about the possibility of re-signing Griezmann, Cerezo said they don't want to rule anything out, but admitted any deal for the Frenchman would be difficult.

"We don't rule anything out but what we can say is that it's not an easy signing to make," Cerezo told Cadena COPE, as quoted by SPORT.

"We're waiting for news, not just on Griezmann but on other players, but I can tell you it's a difficult operation."

Meanwhile, Griezmann is currently with the Barcelona squad in Germany for a pre-season training camp.