Antoine Griezmann is gone ? and that?s a good thing - football

Antoine Griezmann is gone ? and that?s a good thing



The World Cup winner leaves Atlético Madrid not with a roar, but with a whimper.  Atlético Madrid spent roughly ?30 million on a diminutive Frenchman from Real Sociedad in 2014. He was a highly-touted prospect, and the ideal replacement for the U.S.-bound David Villa. Since that time, this young striker?s international profile rose significantly, which in turn created a change in his attitude toward Atlético, the team that made him a star. His best season in red and white came in 2015/16, which also happens to be the season he missed a penalty in the Champions League final. Since that singular moment, Atlético fans have been inundated with transfer rumors about the future of their #7, who was constantly linked to the continent?s biggest clubs. This is fairly standard procedure for a great player, but Antoine Griezmann never challenged these rumors and committed to Atlético only when it suited him. It seemed all but certain that Antoine would leave last summer with Barcelona rumors rampant. Instead of making a quick statement that he was to remain in Madrid, he waited half the summer before he released a corny documentary which ultimately concluded that he would stay. Now, less than 12 months later, Griezmann essentially has handed in a transfer request. Forever in hindsight, Griezmann?s tears at Diego Godín?s farewell sum up his Atleti career pretty well ? he put on a big show in order to get the fans? love, but failed to love the club as an institution and often...
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