Eric Olhats, Antoine Griezmann's former adviser who now works for Atletico Madrid has gone on and criticised the French forward for the way in which he left for Barcelona. He also spoke about the Frenchman's amnesia that he suffers from regarding those he has worked with in the past.
As reported by AS who quote Olhats' interview in the Le Journal du Dimanche, he said, "Antoine deserved a more dignified departure. It's both his and his inner circle's fault. I understand having a desire to do something different after five years in the same club."
Olhats then went on to recall the time when he was Griezmann's agent and he said Pique and Suarez called him a number of times and Messi called him once too. He was convinced that, at the time, it was too soon to leave.
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Describing the whole Griezmann saga, Olhats simply said, "The negotiations didn't take place at the right moment."
Speaking about the fact that Griezmann forgets about the past when he moves forward, Olhats concluded, "Antoine isn't a bad kid. When he moves forwards, he simply doesn't look back. He forgets the people who aren't part of the scenery anymore."
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid have reported Barcelona to La Liga and RFEF for contacting Griezmann while he was under contract with them and say they owe €80 million as they agreed on a transfer when his release clause was €200 million and not the €120 million they had agreed on.