Gabi fearful of Griezmann departure

Atletico Madrid captain Gabi admits Antoine Griezmann may leave the club but believes he will ‘give his all’ for the rest of the season.

The French forward has scored eight goals in his last four La Liga outings and has been strongly linked with a move away, with Barcelona and Manchester United said to hold a strong interest.

“I understand not every player here will stay here forever and not everyone has the club in their hearts, but that is not a criticism,” Gabi told reporters.

“All I want is for him to stay with us and keep playing with everything, to play for the shirt and to give his all.

“He is a special player and is superior in terms of skill to everyone else, he is the difference between the result you want and the one you don’t.

“There was a lot of speculation linking him to Barcelona and other clubs, maybe that has confused him, but he is very popular within our dressing room.”

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