Celta Vigo striker confirmed the rumors as Atletico wanted to replace Griezmann with Iago Aspas last season.
Before deciding on
, who they had to spend
on to bring to the
was interested in signing
He confirmed the rumor when he was speaking to Carrusel Deportivo:
“Did Atletico’s interest get to me? Yes, it got to me,”
“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,”
“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
for a largely unsuccessful two-year spell, with the second year spent on loan at
He returned to Galicia in
, where he is serving as a keystone of the team ever since.