Rumours about Antoine Griezmann moving to Blaugrana have been quite intensive through the recent years. Still, the situation has always seemed to be hanging by a thread. Fans are losing their patience and need to make things clear at last: is the deal done already?
Before things became finally clear only several hours ago, there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of Antoine’s transfer to another club. One of the most prominent players of Atletico Madrid for approximately five years, Griezmann is about to relocate.
Antoine Griezmann goodbye to Atletico
Tuesday night was significant for Atletico fans as a piece of official information regarding the transfer of their player was released on the club’s Twitter account.
The statement says that the player has already informed the Atletico club that he is not going to play as a member of the Rojiblanco team in the coming season. The news is confirmed by the footballer’s own video recorded recently. In this video, the football star tells his fans about his conversation with people from the club and then addresses the fans directly to explain his reasons and further steps.
‘I will carry you in my heart,’ Griezmann says. ‘Thank you; these five years have been incredible. I have decided to leave, face other challenges in another place.’ Also, the player adds that his fans are the first to discover the news after his club and his own coach.
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The club may undergo quite hard times after his departure. They have just lost one of their best players, Lucas Hernandez, who moved to Bayern Munich. Fans sincerely hope that Atletico will cope with this double loss and that they will be able to get through the hard times and close the season decently.
Is Antoine Griezmann moving to Barcelona?
It has never been voiced out by the footballer himself, but his fans and Atletico itself have another opinion. They are sure the transfer is only a matter of time, and in the upcoming season, Barca will be able to boast of its new achievement.
For Barcelona, it will be a cash splash but a definite profit. In the previous season, Blaugrana was defeated by Roma and thrown out of the Champions League. This time, having Antoine on their side, they are likely to have much better chances of winning.
When it comes to the matter of price, big money comes into play. As reported, Barca is now in the state of negotiations regarding the payment. €125 million is the amount required from the club to pay the release clause. The cost is impressive, but, as stated, Barca is ready to pay to get Griezmann.
What is more, it is said that the football star is ready to reduce his own salary only for a chance to become a part of Camp Nou.
So, as we can see, if the talks about the current negotiations between Antoine Griezmann and a new football club are true, then, it is possible to consider the deal almost done. If so, we all will expect that both the Frenchman and his new home will benefit from their future cooperation.