Published: May 17, 2018 7:19:54 pm
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone spoke with an air of resignation when asked if the club can stop Antoine Griezmann from leaving.
The France striker’s stock rose higher when he scored two expert goals on Wednesday night to help the Spanish club win the Europa League with a 3-0 win against Marseille.
“If he stays with us, we’ll continue to grow and develop. He’s a lad who has given so much,” Simeone said.
“We’ve always competed at the highest level. In sporting terms we’re not very far away from those who have deeper pockets than us.”
Those deeper pockets belong to Spanish champion Barcelona, which this season signed two of the world’s four most expensive players in midfielder…