Manchester United Ready to Move for Antoine Griezmann As Barcelona, Atletico Madrid Look for Solution

Manchester United Ready to Move for Antoine Griezmann As Barcelona, Atletico Madrid Look for Solution

  • Antoine Griezmann continues to be embroiled in a legal standoff involving Barcelona and Atletico Madrid
  • Due to a contentious agreement between the two clubs, the striker has been limited to just one start in eight appearances.
  • Manchester United could solve the impasse in the winter transfer window as they remain interested in securing the services of the World Cup winner

Manchester United are ready to move in and help Barcelona and Atletico Madrid resolve their standoff over Antoine Griezmann.

United is ready to buy the French forward who has found himself involved in a financial dispute involving the two Spanish giants.

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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann. Photo by Fermin Rodriguez.
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Griezmann is a Barcelona player currently on a two-year loan at Atletico Madrid. Madrid were obligated to make the transfer permanent if they played Griezmann for more than 45 minutes in half of their games this term.

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Apparently, the Diego Simeone-coached side were unhappy about Barcelona's asking price. This resulted in Griezmann coming on infamously at the 60th minute for quite a number of Madrid's matches.

Barcelona were preparing to go to court even as rumours emerged of a negotiation breakthrough. The Athletic reports that should the two clubs fail to agree, Griezmann could be available for sale in January,

This could trigger Manchester United to buy a star whom they unsuccessfully tried to bring to Old Trafford in the previous window.

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid agree to resolve Griezmann's situation

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have finally decided to find an amicable solution to Antoine Griezmann’s predicament this season.

Griezmann, who is on a two-year loan from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid, has only made substitute appearances this season for a total of less than 30 minutes each time. Atletico Madrid will be forced to pay Barcelona €40m to purchase Griezmann on a permanent basis if the Frenchman plays 50% of games for Diego Simeone’s men.

Atletico Madrid has now entered talks with Barcelona to reduce the price of Griezmann’s clause to €25m. Due to Griezmann's €20 million salary, which would exceed Barcelona's spending cap, it is reported that the club is keen to avoid having him return to the Camp Nou.

Source: Sports Brief News