Arsenal and Tottenham fans in the Football Transfer Tavern were hit with crushing news, when talkSPORT revealed that Atletico Madrid star, Antoine Griezman, had no intention of joining either Premier League side.
He was one of the most wanted players in La Liga after impressing last season for Real Sociedad.
He inspirationally scored 16 goals for Sociedad and now, playing in a better side, he has already managed to score 14 for the La Liga champions.
His form last season led to Arsenal, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid leading the chase for his signature, but the Frenchman insists that after talking with Atleti, he had no other club on his mind.
Eventually he went on to sign for Diego Simeone’s side for a fee of £24m, which was his release clause.
“I do not know anything (about joining other clubs). I have only spoken with Atletico,” he said.
“After the first contact with (CEO) Gil Marin, I said I wanted to play with this club.”
Arsenal and Tottenham fans. It was a shame you couldn’t secure his services, do you think it is players like this that would take your club to the next level? Let us know your thoughts below.
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