Las Palmas' Jese Rodriguez Slams Atletico Madrid Forward Antoine Griezmann With Real Madrid Jibe

Jude Summerfield

​Las Palmas forward Jese Rodriguez believes Atletico Madrid counterpart Antoine Griezmann would not get into Real Madrid's squad.

Rodriguez developed at Madrid, making 94 appearances for the La Liga giants before leaving the Bernabeu in search of regular first-team football. A spell at PSG failed to work out and the Spaniard is now plying his trade on loan at Las Palmas, who are currently preparing to take on Griezmann's Atletico side on Saturday.

Real Madrid CF v UD Las Palmas - La Liga
Real Madrid CF v UD Las Palmas - La Liga

Speaking ahead of the match, Rodriguez was adamant Griezmann does not have the quality to establish himself at Real Madrid, something Rodriguez himself failed to do.

When asked whether Griezmann would fit in at Real, Rodriguez replied, as quoted by ​AS: "No. Because there are a lot of players who are better than him in the team."

With Real's regular front three consisting of first-team stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, Griezmann would undoubtedly have his work cut out in establishing himself under manager Zinedine Zidane as one of the club's most important players.


However, thanks to stellar performances over the last few seasons and at Euro 2016, Griezmann is now regarded as one of the top players in Europe and has been linked with a move away from the Vicente Calderon Stadium this summer, with Manchester United said to be interested. 

Real Madrid are another side rumoured to be scouting the Frenchman, who has managed 16 goals and seven assists in 32 La Liga appearances, and it is widely expected that Griezmann will leave in the summer given the transfer speculation surrounding his future.


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