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Reports: Barca Agree Deal For €115m Superstar

Reports: FC Barcelona Agree Deal For €115m Superstar

By Kurt Buckerfield - May 15, 2018 07:28 AM @KurtLaduma

Spanish giants FC Barcelona have been chasing the signature of one of Europe's deadliest forwards for quite some time, and they have now reportedly struck a deal to land the €115 million (R1.6 billion) man.

Messi's Role At Barca To Change?

According to Sport, the Catalan club have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid over the signing of France international Antoine Griezmann.

It is believed Barca will pay €115 million (R1.6 billion) to secure the signing, which is €15 million (R221 million) more than the 27-year-old's reported release clause at Atletico.

Instead of the club paying his full release clause when it comes into effect in June, Barca are looking to spread the payment out, and to ensure Atletico accept this payment method, the Blaugrana are willing to spend more than what the player is worth.

The Frenchman was expected to join Manchester United before the 2017/18 campaign on got under way, but decided to remain in Spain when Atletico's transfer ban was upheld.

United are said to be back in for the ex-Real Sociedad man, which is why Barca are looking to secure his services as soon as possible.

Reports: Barca Tell Atletico They'll Pay Griezmann's 100m Release Clause

Griezmann has been in terrific form this season for the Rojiblancos this season, scoring 27 goals and assisting a further 15 strikes in 47 games.

If true, what position do you think Griezmann would slot in at Barca? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E May 16, 2018 12:15 AM
He will play on the left wing, can't wait to see the combination Messi, Suarez, countinho and Griezman
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SiyaVToni Joined: 10 Oct 2010
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SiyaVToni May 15, 2018 09:04 AM
Players will think twice before going to United because playing for Mourinho is a big risk! The man is hard to please and mostly talented players tend to fade under his leadership and become ordinary players all of a sudden!

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