Griezmann substitute at Atletico? Aspas uncertain about €40m transfer discuss | Soccer


Iago Aspas is being mooted as a possible successor to Antoine Griezmann if Atletico Madrid half with their star striker this summer time, however the Celta Vigo striker is uncertain about discuss of €40 million (£35m/$48m) strikes.

Having flopped within the Premier League throughout a forgettable one-season stint at Liverpool, a 30-year-old frontman has been reborn again in his homeland.

A mortgage spell at Sevilla bought him firing once more earlier than a return to acquainted environment at Celta allowed him to flourish and plunder 53 targets throughout three La Liga seasons.

So spectacular has Aspas’ rejuvenation been that he’s now reported to be a goal for Atletico as they take care of curiosity from Barcelona in Griezmann.

He’s, nevertheless, studying little into the rumours, telling AS when quizzed on whether or not he may match into Diego Simeone’s aspect at Wanda Metropolitano: “Good footballers have to suit into any group. That’s the case there with Griezmann.

“It’s flattering to be linked with different groups however I’m focussing on getting some minutes and going to the World Cup.”

Aspas added on the €40m price ticket which has been positioned round his shoulders: “I don’t know. It looks like some huge cash to me.

“I’ve at all times mentioned that I really feel at dwelling at Celta and I signed a brand new deal final 12 months. That mentioned, you by no means know what’s going to occur sooner or later.”

For now, Aspas is concentrated on ending the 2017-18 marketing campaign as positively as attainable – as he presently sits because the main Spanish marksman in La Liga.

He’s additionally trying ahead to watching the Champions League last, together with his former employers at Liverpool set to lock horns with Actual Madrid.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds may have his backing in Kiev, with Aspas nonetheless holding fond recollections of his time at Anfield regardless of enduring a testing time on Merseyside.

He added: “I had a extremely good season at Liverpool. I didn’t play a lot however we had been near successful the Premier League.

“Then again, Actual Madrid are a Spanish group. I don’t know who I’ll root for, possibly Liverpool due to my previous there, despite the fact that I’ve bought buddies at Actual Madrid.”

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