The French flop is poised to sign for Atletico Madrid for 20m euros plus variables
The Antoine Griezmann soap opera is coming to an end. Relevo reported, and SPORT, have been able to confirm, that Barca and Atletico have reached a deal for the Madrid club to sign the French striker.
After a bizarre start to the season where he played just 30 minutes of games, the forward can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Atletico had been trying to avoid the obligatory 40m fee in the loan deal if he played over a certain amount of football.
In recent days discussions have come to a head. Simeone does not want to lose the striker.
Barca did not like the idea that he would come back to the club next season if Atletico wormed out of making it permanent.
Barca asked for 25m euros plus a bonus but in the end, it seems there will be a deal for 20m plus variables. It’s just the basis of a deal and there’s nothing official or signed. We’ll see if it gets announced in the coming days.
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