Diego Simeone and Antoine Griezmann in a party of the Athletic of Madrid

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Simeone Confirms the profile of forward that looks for the Athletic for suplir to Griezmann

Published:18/05/2019 - 16:06h

Updated:18/05/2019 - 16:06h

After five years dressing of rojiblanco, Antoine Griezmann has put an end to his stage in the Athletic of Madrid. Waiting for that the Frenchman confirm his destination, Diego Simeone has revealed the profile of forward that looks for to occupy his place

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They have happened five seasons since it gave the jump from the Real Sociedad, and now Antoine Griezmann has confirmed that it leaves of the Athletic of Madrid. Many aim that his destination will be the FC Barcelona, but waiting for that his clause of rescission reduce on 1 July and there are official news, in Wanda Metropolitan have begun to move to patch the descosidos that are breaking his ambitious project.

In the previous press conference to the last day of LaLiga, Diego Simeone hinted of the intentions that have the rojiblancos in the market, in which they will have to cover the drops of several referents of the staff, as Diego Godín, Lucas Hernández, Juanfran, Filipe Luis, the one of Macon and perhaps also others, like Rodrigo Hernández that would be very near to sign by the Manchester City.

To the Argentinian trainer asked him which search to substitute to the French, and descartó in principle that it arrive another star consecrated. In the capital could take advantage of the 120 millions that ingresarán by the champion of the world to reinforce several plots, and add some piece to an attack that will head Diego Coast and Álvaro Morata prioritising the form a team compensated.

"It will work in consequence to keep growing to be still in the same line that are, does not go to change absolutely at all. The aim will be to go of less to more, as always. We will look for footballers that have the illusion to come to play with an important club like the Athletic", valued the one of Buenos Aires, that assumes that the task of this summer will be complicadísima.

"We want a tip that play very well in three chambers of field, that do 20 goals... And that cost little. It is very difficult", commented between laughs the Cholo, that in a second more serious approximation to his intentions yes revealed to the media what can expect the fans 'colchoneros' in the incorporations of the club in the window estival.

"It is difficult to bet by a crack fact, do not go it to look for. We will look for a Griezmann like wine of the Real Sociedad, or Rodrigo of the Villarreal, or Oblak of the Benfica. We are those and if we do not know it have to go us... But as we follow ilusionados remain us", explained, signalling that the intention is to bet by young stars that can finish to consolidate in the elite in the Athletic.

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Taking into account the words of Simeone, the Athletic descarta names like Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala, and opens the doors to alternatives like Joao Félix, Lautaro Martínez, Mikel Oyarzabal or Maxi Gómez. The problem is that not even these signings go to result simple, because, for example, after tantear to Marcos Llorente like possible substitute of Rodri, the rojiblancos already know that the Real Madrid pretends to earn them 50 million euros by one of his descartes.

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