Simeone: Griezmann will be even better in attacking team

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Diego Simeone has admitted Antoine Griezmann would be even better in a more attacking team than Atletico Madrid and has no problem letting him leave to make a dream move.

Talk of the striker making a potential move away from the Spanish side has risen again after his agent said it "feels like the end" of his time in the capital.

Griezmann, 26, has long been of reported interest to Manchester United and Arsenal in recent transfer windows, and while he has stated the former is "a possibility", the Gunners have no chance after leaving him disappointed once before.

"If one day Griezmann leaves Atlético and goes into a more offensive team, he will be much better," Simeone told L'Equipe. "Of course, because he needs an attacking game.

"I always say the same thing. I love my players a lot. I love that they grow up. I am not ungrateful. If a player comes to me and says: 'Coach, I have a chance of a lifetime to play for a certain team, I want to leave'. If he gave his all for me as Griezmann does, I'll say it's no problem. I know that he needs to grow. Of course Griezmann will be able to leave at some point, just as Diego Costa and Arda Turan were."

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