Barcelona ‘Seeking Legal Advice’ Over Antoine Griezmann Loan Deal

Barcelona are searching for legitimate direction over Antoine Griezmann’s credit spell at Atletico Madrid, reports in Spain have affirmed.

The Frenchman’s two-year credit spell purportedly consolidates a €40m obligation to buy if Griezmann plays north of 45 minutes in 14 games for Atletico this season, yet he’s yet to start a game in La Liga this season.

Taking everything into account, Griezmann has appeared as a substitute, coming on the 64th, 62nd and 75th second independently, and such a confined proportion of playing time infers a very sturdy move is presumably not going to happen.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone has straightforwardly prescribed he’s constrained not to play Griezmann, telling editorialists lately, “You have known me for 10 years as of now; I am a man of the club and I by and large will be,” and Mundo Deportivo ensure Barcelona are presently researching the legality of what Atletico are doing.

The pre-summer move window has now closed, meaning Barcelona and Atletico can’t have an effect one way or the other with Griezmann’s credit deal as of now, yet it’s very much understood that the 31-year-old has no long future at Camp Nou.


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Barcelona were truly delighted to get Griezmann’s superfluously huge result their books the past summer, to the extent that they had the option to brace title rivals Atletico to complete a course of action. In any case, Atletico ought to take up the €40m purchase decision expecting that Griezmann plays an extreme number of games, and saving him at the Wanda Metropolitano for two extra years doesn’t appear, apparently, to be on the arrangement.

Griezmann scored just three targets in 26 La Liga games last season – adding a further five in all contentions – which is someway short of the splendid goalscoring numbers he set up before his progress to Barcelona in 2019.

In five past seasons with Atletico, Griezmann scored 94 targets in 180 La Liga games, and never failed to score something like on various occasions.

His time at Barcelona yielded 22 goals in 74 La Liga games, yet the Catalans moved quickly to get him out of the club after the level of their frantic assets were uncovered.