Antoine Griezmann Set To Sign With PSG After Apparent Barcelona Snub
Following reports that Antoine Griezmann is no longer wanted by Barcelona, it has emerged that the Frenchman may have agreed a deal with Paris Saint-Germain.
The 28-year-old announced he would be leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of last season after a five year stay in the Spanish capital.
. @AntoGriezmann: "These five years have been incredible. Thank you very much for everything, I carry you in my heart." pic.twitter.com/uz1jwQj1Sg
- Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) May 14, 2019
Many assumed that Barcelona would pay the forward's €120 million release clause to bring him to the Nou Camp.
However, following an apparent rejection by the Barca fans and dressing room, Griezmann could be ready to move to the Ligue 1 champions.
Sport have reported that Griezmann has met with Nasser Al-Khelaifi and everything regarding a transfer has been signed off.
It's believed that the World Cup winner would be replacing Edinson Cavani in the PSG starting XI should a transfer occur.
Griezmann has surprisingly never played in Ligue 1, having come through the academy at La Liga side Real Sociedad and has stayed in Spain ever since.
Griezmann insisted that he knew where he would be playing next season when interviewed on international duty with France.
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid): "I know where I will play next season." [télé matin] pic.twitter.com/D7GwD6dZCc
- barcacentre (@barcacentre) June 8, 2019
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It was reported earlier in the week that Atletico president Enrique Cerezo wasn't sure where Atletico's star man would be playing next season.
He also explained that Barcelona had not been in contact with the Spanish side, maybe hinting that his move could be outside of Spain.
Asked whether Barca have initiated discussions for the forward, Cerezo replied: "No one from Barca has contacted me."
'That's a good question' - Antoine Griezmann coy on his future.https://t.co/RUNoyHxHeq pic.twitter.com/5YzADT2L8r
- AS English (@English_AS) June 3, 2019
"I hope wherever he goes he will be treated the same as he has been with us.
"I don't know where he's going, he didn't say. I don't have the slightest idea where he will go. I don't think anyone knows."
The former Real Sociedad man has enjoyed a fruitful career in the Spanish capital, winning three trophies.
He also finished third in the voting for the Ballon D'or last year.
Griezmann is currently away on international duty with France, who fell to a surprise 2-0 victory to Turkey in Konya last night.
Should Griezmann make a move to the Parc des Price, a front three seeing him with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe would surely give every defence in the world a fright.
Despite this, Sport have claimed that Griezmann does have his admirers at Barcelona so a deal may not be completely dead in the water.
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