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Report: Barcelona to try and sign Antoine Griezmann — again

LaLiga’s leaders seem intent on signing Griezmann and want to take advantage of Atlético’s poor form to do so.

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Barcelona will try to sign Antoine Griezmann once again after Atlético Madrid’s Champions League exit, according to L’Equipe. The French attacker’s release clause is €200 million but is apparently just €120 million until June, which is very doable for Barcelona.

Philippe Coutinho has not settled at the club and they might be willing to offload him to fund the deal.

Griezmann decided on his future and announced it to the world via documentary before last summer’s World Cup. Gerard Piqué’s production company was involved in that and with Atlético currently in the middle of an existential crisis, it seems there will be a big rebuilding job at the club in the summer.

Diego Godín could leave and part of Griezmann’s decision to stay at the club was down to the Uruguayan. If more players leave, Griezmann himself might consider his future and if his true desire really is to win trophies, it might make sense.