Enrique Cerezo admits that “anything is possible” when the French forward returns, but is not aware of any issues being discussed
Enrique Cerezo was asked about the speculation generated by Antoine Griezmann and Saul Niguez, while the Atletico Madrid president acknowledged that “anything is possible”.
The reigning League champions are ready to defend their domestic crown in 2021-22, with movement in the transfer market.
There was talk of the forward winning the World Cup Griezmann from Barcelona back to the Spanish capital, possibly as part of an exchange transaction, but Cerezo claims he is not aware of any discussions.
What was said?
The president of Atletico does not rule out anything and told reporters during the Platinum awards of the Griezmann rumors: ‘I have no idea, they did not tell me anything, I know nothing.
“I do not know what the negotiations are, even if there are any, but there is time left for you to know what is going to happen. In the world of football anything is possible, but in the case of Griezmann I have no no idea, I did not ask either. ‘
Is Saul going or is he staying?
Amid the links to Griezmann, it has been suggested that Saul’s international midfielder could use Saul as a force of gravity in any deal with Barca.
Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester United are also linked with the 26-year-old whose agent Joshua Barnett revealed there are ‘many options’ to consider this summer.
Cerezo claims that he is also there in the dark and says of Saul: ‘Many people will, as always, ask for all the players, but in this case I do not know if Liverpool have acted. We do have a technical service that handles it very well and will be aware of everything. ‘
Can Felix move on?
Although Cerezo is reluctant to take note of the speculation surrounding Griezmann and Saul, he is prepared to end any uncertainty regarding the future of Joao Felix.
The Portuguese forward is another one who saw an exit call, but Atletico consider the 21-year-old as an integral part of their long-term plans.
Cerezo said: “Joao is a player of Atletico Madrid, has a long-term contract and is one of the leading figures in European football.”