Griezmann Move to Barcelona , A huge blow for Atletico Madrid
After years of transfer rumers and speculations, French international star striker and Atletico Madrid’s prominent goalscoring machine Antoine Griezmann is just a step from heading to camp nou . Atletico Madrid are beginning to think about the life after the departure of their man. Griezmann is the one who scores 30+ goals yearly and who is only the real reason Atletico are able to challenge champions Fc Barcelona for the Spanish la Liga and shine in the European competition just like they did the previous year winning Europa league and defeating arch rivals Real Madrid CF in the European super cup.
Atletico Madrid will reportedly sell Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona for a € 125 million release clause fee and the Frenchman announced that he will depart the club this week. For Atletico Madrid he scored 21 goals and made eleven assists in 46 games so far this season as he is their talisman and most influential player.like Lionel Messi for Barcelona the departure of the star player comes as a huge blow for the Atletico hierarchy .
Griezmann has been involved, , in 38.2 percent of the goals scored by Diego Simeone’s team during his five years at the club.and the forward has finished the club’s top scorer in each season he’s played for them .
The Frenchman has contributed a total of 44 assists and directly scored 133-goals and he has been directly involved in 177 goals.The 28-year-old, who joined Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad for approximately €30million in July 2014, has been the club’s top goalscorer across all competitions in each of his five seasons in the capital. and his exploits took him to fifth in the club’s list of all-time leading scorers with 133 in all competitions, but the World Cup-winning forward brought much more than just goals to the Rojiblancos.
Journey of Griezmann
With the ball at his feet he is one of the best in the world, and one of the most talented players the club has ever enjoyed. He had the misfortune of not having a partner in the last two years, since injuries have prevented Diego Costa from every building a pairing with the Frenchman. When they did play together the results were outstanding. He’s played all the league matches, has won trophies, reached a Champions League final and lost on penalties, his magic gave Madrid hope.
He leaves having scored 129 goals in 256 games with three trophies under his arm: a Europa League and two European Super Cups. His current release clause is 200 million euros but it will drop to 120m on July 1 and of that figure, though, 20 percent will go to La Real.
The Basque club who had sold Griezmann to Atletico in 2014 for 30m but included a clause to allow them to be part of any future sale.In total, they stand to make around 24 million euros, taking the total fee for Griezmann in addition to the original 30m to 54m.
With Lucas Hernandez, Diego Godin and Juanfran already deciding to move on from Los Rojiblancos, just one year after Gabi and Fernando Torres moved on new adventures in different leagues. It will be the largest rebuild that Diego Simeone has ever had to make during his coaching career, as he’ll have to find a new leader in attack and also rebuild the defence at the same time.