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Since Antoine Griezmann joined Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad back in 2014, the forward has been a mainstay in the team and 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 scored 27 goals in all competitions. He also helped his team to reach the Europa League final.
Despite being contracted with Atletico until 2022, the France International has been heavily linked with a summer exit. La Liga giants Barcelona have shown strong interest in him and according to reports they are read to pay his €100 million release clause.
Barcelona star Luis Suarez has strongly suggested that former Real Sociedad man will join them at some point in near future.
“It makes the club proud to bring players of this quality like Antoine, like [Ousmane] Dembele and [Philippe] Coutinho came,” he told Radio Rincon as quoted by Goal.com.
“He’s a player who brings a huge amount, he has a lot of years playing at the highest level, always fighting. He rules up front for Atletico and that is fundamental.
“He is not coming to take the place of anyone, but with the ambition of winning important things.
“He will be welcomed.”
Barcelona have enjoyed a fine 2017-18 campaign, winning La Liga and the Copa del Rey.
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