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Atletico de Madrid already plans its sporting future without Antoine Griezmann. Although the French international forward has not yet made a public statement, in the mattress club they are made to the idea that, once again, they  should look for a relief in the attack. An operation that over the last few years has been carried out successfully and generating significant economic income. Atlético de Madrid managed to stop Antoine Griezmann's departure last summer . It was a delicate situation for the rojiblanca entity, without the capacity to reinforce itself due to the sanction of FIFA. The striker agreed to continue for another year and premiere the Metropolitan Wanda as a local footballer in exchange for the summer of 2018 could hear the offers that came as its termination clause would drop to 100 million euros.

BARÇA MOVED Barca moved quickly and shortly after starting the 2017/18 season contacted the forward, getting a verbal agreement to change the shirt rojiblanca by Blaugrana a year later. Atlético misapplied the leaks of this agreement and  countered with a renewal offer  in which they put on the table of Griezmann a multi-million dollar contract. In spite of everything, Cerezo and Gil Marín were aware that Antoine had more than one foot outside his club.  THE EFFECT OF THE FINAL The success in the final of the Europa League ( victory against Olympique de Marseille ) allowed the leaders of Atletico to redouble their efforts in this strategy,  which picked up the atmosphere rojiblanco quickly . The vehemence and the charisma of the coach, Diego Pablo Simeone, helped a little more to  increase the pressure on a Griezmann  who tries to let time pass so that the athletic spirits cool down and to be able to face, definitely, his signing.Check the newest sbosoccerpicks on the market.

START OVER Atlético is no stranger to this situation and, as so many other times, already plans the future with Diego Costa and without Antoine Griezmann (or Fernando Torres). This means that the managers of the club are already looking for relief relays. The PSG striker, Edinson Cavani, has been linked to the new Europa League champion, who could be one of the red-and-white reinforcements if he finally leaves the Parisian club. Gil Marín and his executives could face this operation with guarantees thanks to  the 100 million euros that, at least, would enter the coffers of the club  for the departure of Griezmann. The Royal Society received 30 million euros for the transfer of the French attacker in 2014. An amount that would be amortized on July 1, 2018 and that implies  a profit of 70 million euros.  The list of forwards that have entered and left Atlético reporting income to the club without losing gunpowder in attack is long in the last campaigns.

THE TORRES CASE Perhaps the most parigmatic is of Fernando Torres. Formed in the quarry (therefore with a zero cost of signing) allowed Atletico to receive 38 million euros from Liverpool in his transfer in 2007. 'El Niño' returned to Atlético in 2014, on loan from Milan, and two seasons later, in 2016, signed for two more with the freedom card. The Madrid club never paid a transfer for Fernando. The play was not so round with the 'repatriation' of Diego Costa, for which he had paid 1 million euros to Braga (2007). He transferred the Spanish-Brazilian to Chelsea for 38 million and recovered it by 66 million. Of course, the cycle of Costa, his reference striker, has not yet closed, and  the net expense is 29 million. Operations are clearer, with Kun Agüero as Torres' relay, or Radamel Falcao as relay of Kun, or Mandzukic for Costa ... In those cases, he found a replacement of guarantees and achieved an economic benefit. He even knew how to take advantage of a failed signing like Jackson Martinez.