After turning down an opportunity to join Barcelona last summer, Antoine Griezmann was offered to the La Liga winners in March and since then, there’s been several reports linking him with a move to Camp Nou.
On Tuesday, Atletico Madrid announced the 28-year-old will leave the club and the next day, there was a report of Paris Saint-Germain’s interest in the France international.
The front page of Sport now claims apart from the La Liga winners and Thomas Tuchel’s side, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have also entered the transfer race as these clubs see the World Cup winner as a ‘market opportunity’.
After confirming his decision to leave Los Rojiblancos, the forward did not reveal which club he will join in the summer and the Catalan newspaper explains there has been no agreement with the Spanish champions so far.
Griezmann’s release clause is currently set at €200m and it will come down to €120m from July 1st.
The report explains Pep Guardiola’s side have already ‘let him know’ that City ‘would be willing to pay’ the €120m. They are not alone as Bayern and PSG are also ready to pay in excess of €100m to land him.
Sport claims Barcelona will not compete and suggests that those who take for granted that Griezmann will make a switch to Camp Nou are wrong.
It’s hard to imagine City blowing so much money, and a huge wage, on a 28 year old they don’t really need.