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Antoine Griezmann takes first HUGE surprising step to securing barcelona transfer

ATLETICO MADRID striker Antoine Griezmann has reportedly taken one huge step to securing a transfer to Barcelona

The French forward has been wanted by Barcelona for a number of years and it is likely the Catalan giants will make a move for him in the summer.

However, Atletico are desperate to keep hold of their star asset and are willing to offer him a pay rise to keep him in the Spanish capital.

But according to Spanish newspaper Sport, Griezmann has made up his mind and has already started looking for houses in the Barcelona area.

The striker’s wife, Erika Choperena, is said to have visited a number of properties in anticipation of the transfer.

The La Liga leaders will be looking to strengthen their squad in the summer because arch-rivals Real Madrid are planning a mass spending spree.

To stay one-step ahead, Ernesto Valverde is expected to dip into the transfer market to bolster his ranks.

Sport add that Griezmann wants to get the formalities wrapped up as early as possible so that he can focus on the World Cup with France.

The 26-year-old will not have time to house-hunt at the end of the season as he will be with his national team in Russia

Barcelona were rumoured to be signings the Atletico star in January but his current club lodged a formal complaint to UEFA over the rumours.

Valverde’s side were then forced to issue a statement apologising for the speculation.

Griezmann will have a buy-out clause of £100million at the end of the season.

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