As it was stipulated on his contract, Antoine Griezmann’s market price just dropped from €200 to €120 million and Barcelona can negotiate for him.
All Antoine Griezmann and FC Barcelona needed was for July to arrive, this was the month in which the Frenchman’s price would go down from €200 to €120 million.
The Atletico Madrid player signed a contract with the Colchoneros last summer, the contents of the said document revealed that his release clause was of €200 million.
However, the price would go down to €120 million on July the 1st. Now that this day finally arrived, Griezmann can sit down and negotiate with any club of his choosing.
FC Barcelona is the institution that is currently looking to sign this forward, they want to make him a Blaugrana player in a summer where they also want to close the deal for Neymar with PSG.
Griezmann is currently enjoying his vacations but his agent and the club are already negotiating for his transfer.
Atletico Madrid won’t be able to do anything to prevent Griezmann from leaving the club, they already made an offer for Joao Felix in late June.
The Colchoneros obviously think they lost Griezmann already, which is why they came after the Benfica forward as soon as possible and offered a similar amount.
It is obvious that Diego Simeone and his technical staff are convinced they will sell Antoine for that sum of money, which is why they are coming after Felix.
We will have more detailed information about Griezmann’s future over the next couple of days.
The Catalan club is doing everything they can in order to close the deal for Antoine as soon as they possibly can.
Making this transfer official would help them focus properly on signing Neymar from PSG over the next few weeks.
Barcelona will not pay a penny more than the 120 million euros release clause of Antoine Griezmann. This was rumoured for Barça to be able to pay the high figure in installments. Semedo will not enter the deal as the Catalan side want to keep him. [cadena ser] pic.twitter.com/QVpxuiKn0B
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) July 1, 2019