Atletico Madrid: Barça announces the color on Griezmann


Barcelona has sent a message about the contractual status of French striker Antoine Griezmann, on loan for two seasons to Atletico Madrid with an option to buy. The Catalan club wants to sue the capital club.

Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid

Will Antoine Griezmann be part of the long-term with Atletico Madrid at the end of the 2022-2023 season? Colchoneros don’t want that. The 31-year-old French striker has been loaned since the summer of 2021 by FC Barcelona to the capital club, for two seasons, and has not had much time to play since the beginning of this exercise. Specifically managing the 2018 World Champion’s Minutes, which Diego Simeone mentioned, the shoe is pinching between the two squads.

Decisive in C1 against Porto

If the former Real Sociedad player comes to play at least 50% of Atlético Madrid’s matches in two years on loan, the 2021 Spanish champions will have to exercise the €40m purchase option. But according to the information received from Mundo DeportivoFC Barcelona considers that this clause relates only to the first season that the Macon national plays. As our colleagues remember, Antoine Griezmann played 80% of Rojiblancos matches last season, thus already fulfilling the conditions for the final commitment of the Wanda Metropolitano. In other words, his playing time will not count towards the 2022-2023 season.

Faced with the rejection of the other camp, FC Barcelona intends to sue Atletico Madrid to guarantee a recovery of 40 million euros. Under a contract until June 2024 with the Blaugrana, Antoine Griezmann has scored 3 goals in 5 matches in all competitions since the start of this season. They were confined to the role of the luxurious lining, where the winning goal was locked up last Wednesday against FC Porto (2-1, the first day of the group stage of the Champions League).

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