Spanish media know for sure: Antoine Griezmann will also be playing at Atlético Madrid next season. Los Rojiblancos have extended FC Barcelona‘s rental period by one year.
Griezmann himself gave rise to speculation. Wednesday evening, he posted a Tweet, containing a red and white ball and a symbol that says “atm”. Marca responded to the Frenchman’s cryptic Tweet and presented it to Atlético. The Spanish medium reports that the club has confirmed that Griezmann remains in the capital.
If Atlético Griezmann wants to join permanently after next season, the club can activate a purchase option of forty million euros at Barcelona. Marca reports that the option is automatically cleared when Griezmann plays half of all Atlético matches. Since he was a regular base force under Diego Simeone last season, it is obvious that he will not return to Camp Nou.
The attacker started his second term in Madrid last summer, having previously been bought for 120 million euros by the Catalans. Last season, 31-year-old Griezmann took action in 39 matches. In it, he was good for eight goals.
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) June 29, 2022