This time, it's good! After the soap opera of the summer 2018 completed by a documentary and the decision to stay at Atlético Madrid, Antoine Griezmann will leave the club he joined in 2014 According to MarcaGriezmann revealed his choice to his management on Tuesday afternoon. This information was confirmed in the evening by the club itself. "I spent five incredible years here, thank you very much for everything, I carry you in my heart", said Griezmann. MarcaGriezmann is expected to join FC Barcelona, who had already made eye contact with him last summer. The French, world champion 2018, would like to know a new challenge in one of the largest clubs in Europe.
"It's hard to take another path, but I think that's what I needsays Griezmann in the video posted by his club. JI wanted to thank you for all the support you gave me during these five years, where I won my first titles, important trophies with the club. I have lived important moments that I will always remember. I carry you in my heart. Thank you very much for everything. See you soon !"
It is therefore 120 million euros that FC Barcelona will have to pay the club Madrid to attach the services of the third Ballon d'Or 2016 and 2018. Indeed, the release clause of Griezmann, currently set at 200 million, will come down. to 120 from July 1st. A more than reasonable price for a player of his talent who is still only 28 years old. Since 2014, Griezmann has gradually become the boss of Atlético Madrid, which he represents on a European scale. The French striker has notably led the Colchoneros in the final of the Champions League 2014 (defeat against Real Madrid) and the title in Europa League 2018 (victory against OM).
A page turns therefore in the career of Antoine Griezmann. After Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid, he should know his third Spanish club but not just any. FC Barcelona have won this season their second consecutive title, the seventh in the last ten years in La Liga. For the Catalans, the arrival of Griezmann would give a boost to an attack that depends a lot on Lionel Messi. For the French, an arrival at Barça would be synonymous with another media exposure and a sporting challenge to match his immense talent.