Griezmann to stay at Atletico despite rumours of a Barcelona return
The Rojiblancos will keep Griezmann on loan for a second year
Antoine Griezmann will play for Atletico Madrid next season. According to Marca, Atletico activated the second year of his loan on Tuesday, as stipulated in the deal signed last summer.
Once the second year of the loan is complete, it will be the moment for the Rojiblancos to make the deal permanent for €40 million euros.
However, the buy clause is only automatic if he plays over 45 minutes or more in 50% of games he is available during his second spell with the club -- something which is likely to happen.
Griezmann himself confirmed he was staying on social media on Wednesday, although the tweet was not explicit, it did serve as confirmation.
🔴🏧⚪️— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) 29 de junio de 2022
This information comes amid rumours Atletico wanted to end the loan due to their problems fitting new signings into their LaLiga salary cap.
Griezmann scored eight goals in 36 games last season and will hope to improve on those numbers in the upcoming campaign.
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