Diego Simeone believes the quality new signing Antoine Griezmann will bring to his Atletico Madrid side will only boost their chances of retaining their La Liga title.
The Frenchman is expected to complete his move from Real Sociedad in the next few days as Simeone continues to add to his squad following the departures of the likes of Diego Costa, Thibaut Courtois and Filipe Luis.
Griezmann’s future has been one of the hot topics of the summer, with Arsenal and Tottenham both previously linked with a move for him but it now looks like he will be staying in Spain with Los Colchoneros, who are currently on offer at 14.00 to retain the title.
The upcoming campaign is expected to be a big year for Atletico, as they look to prove they are not a one-season wonder after upsetting the odds to beat both Barcelona and Real Madrid to top the La Liga standings last term, as well as losing to local rivals Real in the Champions League final.
However, with both Costa and David Villa leaving the Vicente Calderon, it still looks somewhat unclear how Simeone’s men will score their goals in the upcoming campaign but their new signing will certainly help the cause, having often carried Sociedad in recent years.
The Argentine knows just how good the 23-year-old can be on his day and is expecting him to provide significant quality to his Atletico side when the deal goes through.
“He’s a brilliant player,” Simeone said. “He is very quick and can give us a lot of options in attack.”