Atletico Madrid CEO Angel Gil Marin said that he knew Antoine Griezmann is joining Barcelona since last March
Another season, a new episode of Griezmann saga to Barcelona, after the French star and the world cup winner, Antoine Griezmann said ''no'' to Barcelona last summer, he's set to join the Catalan this summer according to Atletico Madrid's CEO.
Antoine Griezmann's release clause drops to €125million starting July 1st and with the player already announcing that he knows where he is heading next and requesting patience from his fans and the press, he said: ''I know where I will be playing next season, there are sacrifices I had to make but once I announce my new team, they will be delighting news.''
everyone got confused by what he meant by 'sacrifices' as some assumed he meant he's going to play with a team that isn't playing in the Champions League and others assumed he meant he's going to agree to reduce his salary with the Rojiblancos (€20million per year)
to €17million with Barcelona and according to reports in Spain, he has to make a video
to apologize from Barca fans and directors for the short movie he made last year with Gerard Pique in which he decided to stay in Atletico Madrid after a pre-agreement with Barcelona.
However, his decision and the way he announced it has made a lot of Barcelona fans angry as they took it as a disrespect, especially Barcelona chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu and the player didn't get quite the welcome during his last game in Camp Nou as the fans booed him each time he received the ball but after Barcelona's historic loss in the Champions League to Liverpool in Anfield, the directors need to sign a super star to make up for it and build a stronger team so it's very likely that we will see the French joining the Catalan.