It wasn’t the first time he said it, but given that the winter transfer window is opening soon, the fact that he repeated it now, means something…
Of course he can leave at some point, like Diego Costa and Arda Turan did in their day
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Siemone told L’Equipe, when asked if Antoine Griezmann could leave the Colchoneros soon.
I love watching my players grow, and if one of them tells me that they have the unique opportunity of playing for a certain team, after they did everything they could for me, like Griezmann has done, I’ll say it’s not a problem
the Argentine said, adding “I know that he needs to grow”, a line he has said at least twice before these last months.
Griezmann was on his way out of Vicente Calderon last summer (before Atleti moved to their impressive Wanda Metropolitano stadium), but put his departure on hold the day it was announced that the Madrid club would not be able, for sure, to sign any new players during the summer transfer period.
Now that the ban imposed on Atletico is about to end, and knowing that Atleti have already agreed with Diego Costa, the Frenchman could feel that the time is right to move.