Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona to trigger mammoth Griezmann release clause of £107 million on July 1st, after its activation on the same date.
Barcelona remained as the forerunners to sign Antoine Griezmann ever since he announced his departure from Atletico Madrid last month. However, the negotiations were stalled due to various reasons.
Although, according to a report by the Telegraph informs that Barcelona are set to trigger Griezmann’s release clause of €120 million from Atletico Madrid after a release clause in his contract comes into force on July 1.
It was earlier reported that Barcelona president has claimed that the club have not agreed a personal deal with the French International, but various sources suggests the opposite.
Moreover, this deal could thwart Neymar’s move to Barcelona, as the Catalan club would surely not make two highly expensive signings in the same window.
On the other side, it was also reported that various senior players in Barcelona are against the move, after he openly refused to join Barcelona last year while releasing an hour long documentary, which gave a sour taste to the Blaugranas.
However, it is now claimed that Barcelona are reportedly near to finalize a move for the World Cup winning player, and ready to trigger his release clause.
At the same time, it is also agreed that Griezmann will earn significantly less in Barcelona, in comparison to what he was paid at Los Rojniblancos.
Nevertheless, official statements from both the clubs are still awaited, until then, only speculations and rumours can indicate the further movements in the negotiations.
How twitter reacted
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 18, 2019
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 25, 2019
So are Barcelona signing Griezmann and Neymar? Divock Origi broke them.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) June 17, 2019
Antoine Griezmann will complete his move to Barcelona on July 1st, after the release clause kicks in.
He will cost Barcelona £107m💰
What a team they will be next season! pic.twitter.com/UGzFklJ2E2
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 25, 2019
Barcelona want to make a recovery from the last season’s crucial losses. Thus, they are seeking to bolster their squad to win the laurels they nearly missed in the previous seasons. Further, the Catalan club will soon leave for the pre-season tour.