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Since joining Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad back in 2014, Antoine Griezmann has been a mainstay in the team. He has given numerous impressive performances and has established himself as one of the best strikers in the World.
The 27 year old has been a regular for La Liga giants this season and, scoring 27 goals in all competitions. He also helped his team to reach the Europa League final where they will face Marseille on 16th May.
Despite being contracted with Atletico until 2022, the France International has been heavily linked with a exit from the club. Manchester United were interested him for a long time last season but decided to sign Romelu Lukaku instead last summer.
The French Star has been heavily linked with a move to rivals Barcelona this summer with reports claiming that they are ready to pay his £88 million release clause.
But in recent weeks Atletico Madrid have expressed their fury with Catalan giants over their public pursuit of the Forward. Club’s President Josep Maria Bartomeu and Luis Suarez have given strong hint that Griezmann will join them in the summer which has angered Diego Simeone’s side.
Barcelona are willing to pay more than Antoine Griezmann’s release clause in order to land the French attacker, Sport claims. The report suggests that they are willing to pay £13 million more than the player’s £88 million release clause in order to preserve the clubs’ good relationship after recent growing tension between the two sides.
Former Real Sociedad wants the deal to be completed before the start of World Cup. He wants to play for Barca, where he thinks he will have the best chance of winning the Champions League.