Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona affirms to trigger Antoine Griezmann’s colossal release clause to land him at Nou Camp this summer.
Antoine Griezmann’s transfer saga is probably coming to an end, originated after the French International released a video to announce his departure from Atletico Madrid this summer.
The video fueled his transfer speculations, while Barcelona were reportedly considered favourites to hire the services of Griezmann.
However, later it was reported that certain players in Barcelona did not want the French International to join the club as they were offended by his last year’s conduct, where he openly refused the offer from Barcelona with a documentary.
Although, in the recent advancements, according to a report by Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are prepared to trigger the release clause of £106 million for Griezmann and will announce his arrival on July 1.
Even though, Barcelona players were against his association with the club, but in an interaction with Ivan Rakitic, the Croatian International mentioned that he would be delighted to play alongside Griezmann.
“Aside from the fact that last year he pushed me away from my dream of winning the World Cup, I really like him.” said Rakitic
“He’s a top level player, one of the best in the world. He’s won almost everything and can add to any team.” he further said.
The inclusion of Griezmann will highly bolster the Blaugranas’ attacking department, as Philippe Coutinho has been underwhelming and Luiz Suarez is past his peak years. Additionally, Griezmann’s ability to play at any position upfront will make him a viable prospect.
It seems that the long transfer saga is nearing towards its end, if the reports come out to be true. However, the final announcements are still awaited.
How twitter reacted
After signing Antoine Griezmann, the idea of Barça is to sign a '9' who can give air to Luis Suárez. Rodrigo is among the options but the club are aware that it will be a very expensive one. Gameiro is ruled out, he was on Barcelona's shortlist in January. [md] pic.twitter.com/YlDhXa8L0B
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) May 31, 2019
I’d like to congratulate both Antoine Griezmann and Matthijs de Ligt on their new and improved contracts with Barcelona. You’re welcome. Anything else United can do just let us know.
— Davie Redmond (@DavieRedmond) May 24, 2019
Barcelona and Antoine Griezmann reached an agreement in March for the Frenchman to become a Barça player and he has already signed his contract. There is documented evidence of the striker negotiating a deal with Barcelona since November. [ser] pic.twitter.com/1LbwEhpqXh
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) May 30, 2019
— ATXERS Talk Austin FC's (@ATXERS) May 22, 2019
Barcelona’s season got over on a disappointing note as the Catalan giants lost to Valencia in the final of Copa Del Rey and were denied to win a double this season.