"The exit that hurt us the most was Lucas, who was a boy from the academy," Simeone told Cadena Ser.
"[It hurt] More than Griezmann."
"I've spoken with him on occasion since he left," Simeone revealed.
"He's where he wants to be. He's a humble boy who doesn't speak much, he's calm and cheerful.
"I've no doubt that he'll end up doing well there, but now everything depends on [Ernesto] Valverde, not me."