Chelsea have been given hope in their quest to sign Antoine Griezmann after the Frenchman admitted he may leave La Liga.
Now that Eden Hazard has left the club to sign for Real Madrid, in a move that could backfire, there has been talk in the media that we could try and acquire the services of French World Cup winner Griezmann this summer.
He was Atletico’s inspirational figure when they won the 2018 Europa League, scoring twice in a 3-0 win over Olympique Marseilles in the final, before helping them win the UEFA Super Cup. Griezmann also lifted the Spanish Super Cup in 2014.
But after months of thinking about his future, Griezmann eventually met with Diego Simeone to tell the Argentine boss that he wants to leave the club and seek pastures new, with all indications suggesting that Barcelona are set to win the race.
But no decision on whether to trigger the clause this year has been made by Barca, meaning that he is still on the market for us to sign and now he has admitted that he could in fact leave Spain.
“There’s a need for patience, as it’s still soon,” Griezmann said on the Daily Express website.
“I want my future to be decided more than anyone, but there’s a need to wait.
“I don’t know if I’ll remain in Spain. Maybe in two weeks we’ll know something. I just want to play football and have fun.”
Now the transfer ban is still in place, stupidly. But if we are able to sign players that could help replace Hazard, then there are not too many players in world football right now that are better than Greizmann.
He scores goals for fun and creates on a consistent basis, and his presence in the side would send a real statement to the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool that we are indeed coming for that Premier League title.
It is just pure speculation, but Chelsea would be the perfect place for him to test himself in the Premier League if he leaves Spanish football.
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