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Antoine Griezmann will play for Barcelona next season, says Atletico Madrid CEO

13 June 2019

He was not at his sparkling best for Atletico this season, however, scoring 15 times in 37 league matches, a significant decline from the haul of 19 in 32 games the previous term.

Barcelona have always been linked with a move for Griezmann and the 28-year-old has a release clause in his contract that the La Liga champions are reportedly ready to trigger.

Griezmann is expected to sign a five-year deal at the Nou Camp.

Sun reports that Manchester United are intent on making a last-gasp move for Antoine Griezmann to try and hijack his potential transfer to Barcelona.

And United are set to bid £95m for the Atletico man, which would break their transfer record set when buying Paul Pogba from Juventus for £89m in 2016.

According to him, the club knew Griezmann would be joining their LaLiga rivals since March.

"I know where Griezmann is going to play: at Barcelona".

The striker, who has scored 94 league goals for Atletico in 180 games, has also been linked with a move back to France to sign for oil-rich Paris Saint-Germain.

However, the Premier League side's inability to offer the World Cup victor Champions League football could be an issue.

If "everything goes well", Griezmann will join Barcelona on July 14th.

Antoine Griezmann will play for Barcelona next season, says Atletico Madrid CEO