Griezmann has reportedly agreed a five-year deal with Barcelona and hopes to finally end this long-running transfer saga.
The French World Cup winner has already announced his intention to leave Atletico this summer and Barcelona have long been favourites to secure his services.
Griezmann joined Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad in 2014. He was initially linked with a move to Barca last summer but decided to stay in Madrid. He has scored 133 goals in 257 games for the club and found the net 21 times in all competitions last season.
The Frenchman’s release clause is set to drop to €120m (£107m) from €200m (£178m) on 1st July and it is expected that the Catalan club will complete the transfer once that reduction comes into effect.
L’Equipe and Marca reported that the 28-year-old has already agreed a five-year contract at the Camp Nou, which will see him earn around £15 million per year (€17m) which could rise if performance related add-ons are met.
Atletico Madrid chief executive Gil Marin has also claimed that he has known that Griezmann would be heading to the Camp Nou since March. Atletico are already preparing for life without their star forward and have made an approach for Portuguese wonderkid Joao Felix. They have offered €126m for Joao Felix. Felix enjoyed a breakthrough 2018-19 campaign, scoring 20 goals and assisting 11 in 37 appearances.
Griezmann’s departure is just one of a flurry of player exits from the Wanda Metropolitano this summer, with a whole host of key players leaving Atletico such as Lucas Hernandez, Diego Godin and Juanfran.
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