The french striker is very close to joining for Barcelona
Another big star is preparing to wear the Barcelona vest. Antoine Griezmann, who has been fighting in Atletico Madrid for the last 5 years, helped her to reach as high as possible, now decided to move. The international French striker, who raised his shares in the international stock market all the while playing for the rojiblancos, now wants to go even higher.
He wants to conquer something bigger than the Spanish championship he took with Atletico Madrid or the UEFA Europa league which he took with him in the summer of 2018.
According to “Marca” and “As,” Griezmann met with Diego Simeone and the executive director of the “rojiblancos “, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, to whom he announced his decision to leave most likely Barcelona and Barcelona.
Then Atletico Madrid sent a video with the French attacker talking about his “goodbye”: “It was five years incredible, thank you very much from my heart.”
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@antogriezmann ha comunicado al club que no seguirá como rojiblanco la próxima temporada. "Han sido cinco años increíbles; muchas gracias por todo, os llevo en el corazón" — Griezmann has informed the club that he will not continue at Atlético de Madrid next season. "These five years have been incredible. Thank you very much for everything, I carry you in my heart." — Griezmann a communiqué au club qu’il quittera les rojiblancos la saison prochaine. "Ces cinq années ont été incroyables, merci à tous, vous êtes dans mon cœur".
Griezmann’s departure was announced on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by the administration of the Spanish team. The French striker took advantage of the half-open door with the 120 million clause to permanently close his relationship with rojiblancos .
Antoine earned 20 million euros annually from Atletico. They say that in the summer of 2018 when he renewed his contract by 2023 a clause of 500 million euros and not 120 million euros (20% would be taken by Sociedad) could finally have been signed.
This gives the opportunity for a group to buy it much easier …
It is worth noting that last summer, shortly after the World Cup with France, Griezmann set up a live show to announce his unexpected decision to refuse Barcelona’s proposal and stay in Atletico Madrid.
However, from the middle of this season onwards, the relevant reports were becoming more convincing, which they wrote that he had regretted, and that summer would eventually move to the “Camp Nou”, which eventually happened with all the formalities.
When the 28-year-old striker, in the summer of 2014, was transferred from Real Sociedad to Atletico, he had the same goal as now. Become one of the top footballers. He made it . He has done a lot of things and is, of course, in the heart of Atletico fans forever. The 30 million euros that Simeon had given to Sociedad were worth the same. Improved. Beyond the performer, he was also a wonderful creator, something he showed in the World Cup of 2018.
17 million a year
Meanwhile, the French newspaper L’Equipe revealed in the Wednesday edition the details of a possible contract between Griezmann and Barcelona: 17 million net and lasting 5 years. L’Équipe also points out that the negotiations between the two sides have gone after Atletico’s elimination from Juventus in the 16th Champions League.
The agreement seems to have been concluded in the second half of March, with the Catalan lawyers, various Spanish Tax Specialists and representatives of Griezmann.
Griezmann fought in 256 games with 133 goals. Atletico celebrated the Europa League (2018), the Spanish Super Cup (2014) and the European Super Cup (2018).
It reached the Champions League final, but her fellow citizen, Real, took this gigantic trophy. Therefore, his appearance on Saturday in the away game against Levante will be the last with the “rojiblanco”. So a circle closes, a young, probably bigger one opens for a football prince who wants to climb even higher and become perhaps a king …