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Atletico Madrid wanted to sign Iago Aspas instead of Joao Felix

Mon 30 November 2020 | 10:17

Celta Vigo striker confirmed the rumors as Atletico wanted to replace Griezmann with Iago Aspas last season.

Before deciding on

Joao Felix

, who they had to spend

€127m

on to bring to the

Wanda Metropolitano

,

Atletico

was interested in signing

Aspas

to replace

Antoine Griezmann

.

He confirmed the rumor when he was speaking to Carrusel Deportivo:

“Did Atletico’s interest get to me? Yes, it got to me,”

he said.

“I knew there was something because my brother and my agent told me about it, but it didn’t come to anything in the end.”

Aspas is happy with playing for Celta in any case.

“I’m very happy at home,”

he said.

“I have a very good relationship with Andrea Berta. I’ve talked to him about football for some time and I have his phone number.”

Representing Celta as a ball boy when he was younger, he left Celta for

Liverpool

in

2013

for a largely unsuccessful two-year spell, with the second year spent on loan at

Sevilla

.

He returned to Galicia in

2015

, where he is serving as a keystone of the team ever since.


source: SportMob