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Griezmann to Real Madrid? The Secret Plan to lure Atletico’s talisman to the Bernabeú

L’Equipe claim Atletico’s city rivals are planning a coup for the striker

Malaga CF v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

So, remind us. We have lost count here at Into The Calderon. Jose Gimenez, Theo Hernandez.. and now Antoine Griezmann? Let’s just link everyone with a move to Real Madrid. Because it’s that simple. On the morning of the derby, L’Equipe have linked Antoine Griezmann with a move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2018 in what they are calling “The Secret Plan”.

Eric Olhats, Griezmann’s long-time adviser and the man who was involved n Griezmann’s move to Spain with Real Sociedad said that a move would be impossible to los Blancos given the fact that there is a non-aggression pact between the sides that means they can covet but do not chase each others’ players.

L’Equipe are strategic in their delivery here. What they know will blow over after the game, they have everyone talking about them, sharing their front page and building suspense.

Griezmann has not helped the transfer rumours and according to Olhats, the biggest names in the world have knocked on the door, but “nobody has made a concrete offer”. As far as all of the speculation goes, it is the same as me saying I am planning on becoming the CEO of Atletico Madrid. Well, because I would like to just like every team would like to sign Griezmann as he is in the top five footballers in the world. Whether he wants to move, they have the money, Atletico want to sell and they can agree on terms is months and maybe even years away.

At this point in time with the derby just hours away, we would recommend you focus on the game instead of worrying about utter speculation.