Antoine Griezmann Transfer: Barcelona to offer player plus cash for Atletico Madrid star to work their way around his massive release clause of £107m.
Antoine Griezmann has long made his desire to move to Barcelona known. The Catalonian club are also eager to bring him to their fold. The only thing standing between the two is the French forwards £107 million release clause.
Barcelona are looking for ways to work around the huge price tag to snag Atletico’s most prized possession. According to Spanish publication Sport, Barcelona are looking to offer a player plus cash deal to convince the Madrid side to part ways with Griezmann.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have started negotiations over the transfer of Antoine Griezmann. The two clubs met last week to discuss how to structure the deal. (@sport)#Barca #Atleti pic.twitter.com/GTMEqWZdyK
— Transfer News (@TransferBrief) June 28, 2019
Barcelona have reportedly offered right back Nelson Semedo plus cash to launch the Antoine Griezmann transfer deal. Sport have reported that Barcelona were not keen on letting Semedo go but Atletico managed to convince them. With Diego Simeone on the look for a quality right back to replace the outgoing Juanfran, the deal could be finalised sooner than later.
— Sports Mole Atletico (@SMAtletico) June 28, 2019
If the deal goes through, then Barcelona will save itself a lot of money. Money that could be spent on a certain Brazilian that they’re willing to bring back. However, Neymar’s huge release clause, means that Barcelona will have to let go of more stars to ensure their prodigal son’s return. Barcelona are reportedly looking to offload Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho to gather the required funds. Ironically, they were both brought in as replacements for the then outgoing Neymar.
FC Barcelona's board have made a decision that they want to bring BOTH Neymar and Griezmann to the Camp Nou this summer. [Cat Radio] pic.twitter.com/vW7Awa5QGC
— Transfer News (@TransfersLlVE) June 24, 2019
However, Paris Saint Germain may prove to be a tougher negotiator than Atletico Madrid. Barcelona will have to eclipse Neymar’s own world record transfer fee to catch the French champions interest.