The return of Antoine Griezmann to Atlético de Madrid does not satisfy the leaders. The latter send him back to Barcelona, who do not want him.
Left as an outcast for FC Barcelona in 2019, Antoine Griezmann had returned through the back door after his failures with the Catalan club. It was in the form of a two-year loan that the Frenchman had found Atlético de Madrid, with a purchase option of 40 million euros to be activated between the two seasons. A copious expense for the Matelassiers, but which was still a very good deal for a player sold for more than 100 million euros three years earlier. However, this return home was very disappointing. The Frenchman did not meet expectations on the pitch, with little weight in Atlético’s season, in La Liga as in the Champions League, and even an offensive scarcity rarely seen in his career. ” I didn’t score any goals and the team suffered as well. But I continue to work for the team, in front or in defense. The goals will come back. I have my share of responsibility for the poor results and I assume it. Next season, that of revenge? Yes, she will. I want to be important and decisive. It’s not normal to play so many games without scoring “, admitted the French world champion, much more comfortable with the Blues than with the Madrid formation.
Griezmann under contract until 2024 with Barça
Alguien gives me an asadito 😏 pic.twitter.com/TkbCWdQ5jv
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) May 11, 2022
This second season, however, Griezmann is not sure to know it. Indeed, the Cadena Cope announces that Atlético Madrid no longer plans to exercise the option to buy its striker, and therefore intends to send him back to Barcelona. A blow that not many people saw coming. In particular within an FC Barcelona which does not count on him at all in the future. But Diego Simeone and the rojiblancos leaders announced the news to their player, his sister and his representatives, and it is therefore a dismissal to FC Barcelona which awaits Antoine Griezmann. The latter has a contract with the Catalan club going until 2024. But now, the lawyers will have to look into this famous loan contract, since if Atlético agreed to pay 10 million euros to bring him a season, the second being optional.
Barca don’t want Griezmann
Mandatory or not, sources vary while the Catalan club had made it known that ” the Madrid club will pay the player’s salary and have a mandatory purchase option” last summer. In the meantime, Atlético no longer wants Griezmann, who had made an effort to cut back on his salary when he returned, but nevertheless did not have the performance hoped for by the Madrid leaders. A beautiful imbroglio to come, because Marca affirms for its part, that the obligatory purchase option of 40 million euros is concrete, and that Barça has no intention of recovering its player, not even wishing to start. negotiations on this.