The transfer of Antoine Griezmann to FC Barcelona is only a matter of hours. The player, who met with Atlético Madrid’s committee on Tuesday, has just announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season. This is what made the people of Madrid via their Twitter page by posting a video of the Frenchman bidding farewell.
After five years of good and loyal service, the French international, world champion, should logically arrive in Barcelona. He has already agreed to the Catalans, according to the Spanish press. The player would be willing to accept a pay cut to join Barça. Griezmann was a favorite target of the Catalan club last summer, but the French had chosen to stay at Atlético.
In order to keep him at Wanda Metropolitano, the Colchoneros had increased his annual salary to 23 million euros in the context of a new transaction, and he also saw its buyback clause reach 200 million euros. But as agreed with the club last summer, this clause will fall to 120 million euros in July, which FC Barcelona should pay to take him to Camp Nou with a contract for four to five seasons.
Griezmann will be able to revolutionize the Catalan midfield, which has become increasingly weak after the departure of Xavi and Iniesta. The Catalan giants are desperate to breathe new life into the team after another humiliation in the Champions League. The big contracts for Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele have not produced any significant results for Barcelona.