English press reports revealed the desire of the Atletico Madrid team to get rid of French striker Antoine Griezmann in the current transfer market.
As the Spanish capital club wants to obtain the services of Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, but he will not be able to in light of the current high salary bill.
According to the newspaper, “The Times”, the Spanish club already has a plan in order to get the Madeira missile from the Manchester United team.
What does Atletico Madrid want?
The report indicated that Griezmann is set to enter the second year of his two-year loan spell at Atletico, who has to spend £34m to sign the Frenchman next summer from Barcelona.
Atletico have offered Griezmann to several clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, but the French champions are not interested.
And the Spanish side are keen to get rid of their £300,000-a-week salary and use the money saved in Ronaldo’s contract instead.
The Don is earning £360,000 a week at Old Trafford, but he would be willing to take a 30% pay cut to go ahead with the move.
Does Ronaldo agree to leave for Atletico Madrid?
The idea of Ronaldo moving to Atletico Madrid is completely rejected by Real Madrid fans, the team in which Ronaldo emerged and enabled his super legend through it.
But the report indicated that the 37-year-old was impressed by Simeone’s desire to work with him, and this may be the decisive factor in attracting Ronaldo to Spain again.
And that Madeira’s missile is open to a controversial switch with Atletico that would give him the chance to participate in the Champions League.