Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), who made a big splash this summer, tried to sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, 32.
“PSG made a bid for Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann in the summer transfer window, but the deal fell through due to his high wage demands,” French outlet Getfootballnews reported on Aug. 8.
Griezmann had a release clause of €25 million in this summer’s transfer window and was the subject of interest from several clubs, including PSG, in the Saudi Arabian Premier League.
According to French outlet L’Equipe, PSG made a move for Griezmann, but Griezmann’s side demanded a higher fee from PSG and the deal fell through.
According to L’Equipe, PSG contacted Atletico Madrid about a possible transfer after learning about Griezmann’s low release clause. However, having just let go of Lionel Messi (36-Inter Miami) and Neymar (31-Al Hilal), it was impossible to bring in another big-money player.
Griezmann has since remained at Atletico Madrid. The Saudi Pro League side made a last-ditch effort to sign him, ultimately sending a staggering €50 million-a-year offer, but Griezmann opted to stay in Spain.
PSG underwent a major overhaul this summer. Luis Enrique, the former Barcelona-Spain coach, is the new head coach and the team’s ace Messi 카지노사이트 and Neymar have left. Kylian Mbappe, 25, whose future was in doubt after a falling out with the club, also stayed.
There were also several new recruits. Lee Kang-in (22), Marco Asensio (27), and Lendl Kolo Moani (25) are among the talented newcomers.
Contrary to expectations, however, PSG had a difficult start to the season, suffering a slump in form. After drawing and failing to win their first two matches, PSG rebounded after the addition of their ace, Mbappe, and are now on a two-game winning streak.