‘Atleti would be hypocrites’

Former Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan believes it would be hypocritical of his former club to complain over Antoine Griezmann.

Frenchman Griezmann has been linked with a move to Barcelona this summer, prompting accusations that the Catalans have been trying to unsettle the player.

However, Forlan feels Atleti can have no complaints if they lose their star man.

“Griezmann did the same thing when he was with Real Sociedad so if we complained that Barca bought him then we’d be hypocrites,” the Uruguayan told Onda Cero.

“I’m not saying the player’s behaviour has been correct and I can understand if the club complains about the way Barcelona have handled things.

“But there will be a replacement. Aguero, Falcao and Diego Costa all went and others came in. No player is bigger than the club and life goes on.”

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