To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK

Liverpool Flop Is Being Linked As Atletico's Replacement For Antoine Griezmann

Josh Lawless

Published 
| Last updated 

Liverpool Flop Is Being Linked As Atletico's Replacement For Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann is regularly linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid and the links to Manchester United will not go away.

The French ace is widely expected to join United in the summer transfer window with Yahoo Sport reporting that the Premier League side will pay Atletico Madrid €100 million.

Griezmann has been attracting plenty of interest following his incredible performances for both club and country.

Griezmann
Griezmann

He continues to score a bagful of goals in the La Liga not to mention steering France to the Euro 2016 final, scoring six goals and creating two en route to their eventual defeat to Portugal.

Meanwhile, the 25-year-old is expected to command the same wage as international compatriot Paul Pogba. If the transfer does come to fruition, Griezmann will become the second most expensive player ever.

And if Atletico Madrid do lose their prized asset, he will take some replacing.

Alexis Sanchez, who appears to want out at Arsenal, has been linked and there were reports that Atleti would give the Chilean a big pay-rise if he returned to La Liga.

However, the news is today is that Seville is the destination where Sanchez is more likely to end up, as the former Udinese man wants to link up with former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli and play under him at club level.

undefined

That story has coincided with news that Atletico have identified former Liverpool flop Iago Aspas as a a summer target should Griezmann leave the club.

According to Fichajes and AS, the Celta Vigo man has been earmarked as a potential signing.

His Liverpool stint was far from memorable, as he struggled to adapt and scored just one goal for the Reds.

However, since returning to Spain with Sevilla and then returning to Celta in 2015, he's been unplayable. The 29-year old has scored 18 goals in all competitions so far this season, 13 of which have come in La Liga - meaning only Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have the edge on him in the La Liga goalscoring charts.

Back in October, he scooped the La Liga Player of the Month award thanks to a fine run of form that saw him net five times and put in a match-winning performance against Barcelona, with Aspas scoring a goal and registering an assist in a 4-3 win.

Because of his displays this term, he has been brought into the Spain national team fold and scored on his debut against England back in November.

Topics: Liverpool, Football, Atletico Madrid, Celta Vigo, Spain

Josh Lawless
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Jack Grealish says he 'regrets' mocking Miguel Almiron, he sent an apology to the Newcastle player

an hour ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Major VAR controversy as Japan take the lead against Spain

4 hours ago