Atletico made an offer of despair
In a final attempt to dissuade Antoine Griezmann from his desire to move to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid’s leadership has sent him a new yet better offer for a new contract, Cadena COPE said. This seems to be the latest proposal of despair because the media in Spain are firmly convinced that the French striker has long given his consent to transfer to Camp Nou in the summer. The salary offer of more than € 20 million is a record for Athletes and the club has nothing better to offer.
From 1 July, Griezmann will be able to be redeemed on payment of a € 100 million clause. Yesterday Sport reported that Barcelona even offered to give 115m euros, but to get the right to pay the amount in installments. As a rule, when a clause is activated, the full amount must be deposited with the Spanish Football Federation, but the Catalans are concerned that they will not be able to withdraw as much money.
Grizmann himself is silent on the subject and says nothing about his plans. He still has only one match with Atletico, then goes to a camp with the “cocks” team before the start of the World Cup.
At the same time, journalist Antonio Ruis of Cadena COPE claims that a man from Atlético’s management had told him that the transfer of the Gallardo in Barcelona is certain and will be announced after the end of the championship in Spain.