Atletico Madrid chief says Griezmann is off to Barca


Griezmann made 257 appearances for Atletico, scoring 133 times while registering 50 assists, and also clinched the Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup titles during his five-year spell with Diego Simeone's outfit.

After Antoine Griezmann told Telefoot he has to make "sacrifices" to sign for a new club, there's been a growing feeling at Barcelona the forward has chose to join them.

But while Barcelona have always been mentioned as the team closest to clinching his signature, a potential move is still shrouded in doubt.

That seeming hesitation threatens to allow other teams to make their own approach, with Manchester United one of the teams reportedly interested in the player.

Griezmann may not have revealed his next club yet, but Gil Marin has stated that the forward is to join Barcelona.

"We know since last March that Griezmann is going to Barcelona", he told to Sport.

The player's release clause is now €200million, after he signed a new contract with Atletico just last summer.

Journalist Miguel Rico, writing on the last page of Mundo Deportivo explains the World Cup victor is expected to join the Spanish champions on a specific date.

From July 1, however, that figure drops drastically, with Barcelona or any other suitor able to complete the transfer for a comparatively budget-friendly 130m.