It seems like the Antoine Griezmann saga is finally coming to an end. According to multiple reports in France, the two teams, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are willing to reach an agreement on the Frenchman.
The saga started with the start of this season, which was also Griezman’s second season on loan at Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona is believed to have loaned out the player to his former team on a 2-season loan with a clause to buy. However, there was a catch in his clause that Atletico would only have to buy him if they played him for a certain amount of time.
Hence, to avoid triggering that clause, Atletico came up with new tactics. This resulted in Griezmann being subbed on the field after 60 minutes of the game.
Atletico Madrid to buy Griezmann
This irked Barcelona, and they decided to do something about it. As a result, a lawsuit threat was made by the Blaugranas last week. And it seemed to have worked out.
Atletico is unwilling to indulge in a courtroom battle and is willing to negotiate a fee for their former player.
If the reports are to be believed, Barcelona will receive around a 25million from this deal, which is a lot less, forming their original ask of 40 million. But for now, they will be happy with whatever they can get out of this deal.
The deal is likely to be finalised in the upcoming weeks. This means that Barcelona will boost their Financial Fair Play and get a fair idea of what they can expect from the January transfer window.