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Done Deal as Barcelona agree €115m fee for world class super striker

The Catalan newspaper claims that Barça and Atleti have reached an agreement for the transfer of Antoine Griezmann, but those at the Wanda Metropolitano deny it.

Catalan newspaper Sport carries on its front page the conclusion to a story that has run and run: finally, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid have reached an agreement for the sale of Antoine Griezmann.

Barcelona willing to exceed Griezmann release clause

Sport reports that Barcelona will pay more than the players release clause in order to smooth their relationship with Atlético, which has become strained over the last few months. Griezmanns release clause is currently ?200 million but will fall to ?100m at the start of July. Sport mentions ?115m, rising to ?120m, as the figure the clubs have agreed upon.

Atlético Madrid continue to deny the existence of any negotiations with Barcelona, let alone a deal. Yet it appears increasingly likely that Griezmann will call Camp Nou home next season. He could sign a five-year contract despite Atlético offering him a higher salary than he would get at Barça.

Barcelona want Griezmann to decide before World Cup

Griezmann has been in contact with Barcelona since the start of the season, and the Azulgranaclub have been confident for a few months that they will secure his signature. That is why Barcelona have kept the No.7 shirt vacant.

AS understands that Barcelona want to conclude the deal as soon as possible and avoid a soap opera that drags on throughout the summer. Those at Camp Nou hope that after the Europa League final, or Atléticos final LaLiga match, Griezmann will announce which shirt he will wear after the World Cup.

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