In a sudden turn of events, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have reportedly reached an agreement on Antoine Griezmann’s return to the Spanish capital. With this decision, the Cules could lose 80 million euros of investment.
Once again, the transfer deadline did not fail to keep its promises. Terribly, Barcelona have agreed to unload Antoine Griezmann, which will come back to Atletico Madrid on loan until June 2022 with option to purchase, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
French never lived up to expectations at Camp Nou, where it landed just two years ago in a breathtaking move. This season could have been his comeback year at the Cule, but it wasn’t meant to be.
While the football community is still reeling from the news, Joan laportaThe board might consider this a good way to reduce their payroll and release a player who never played as expected. But the truth is that Barcelona could lose 80 million euros of investment on Griezmann.
Griezmann returns to Atletico Madrid: Barcelona could lose € 80m
Fabrizio Romano announced that Atletico Madrid will have a € 40 million purchase option in 2022 for Griezmann. If they trigger this clause, Barcelona would receive 80 million euros less than what they spent on the France international.
In 2019, Barca acquired the sensation Atleti for a superb 120 million euros which Griezmann, unfortunately, was never able to repay as expected on the pitch. So even though the Catalans might think they just got rid of an expensive salary, they would also waste a large amount of money.
This explains why so many fans cannot believe how this situation turned out, as Barcelona once again provided their league rivals with a world-class player just like they did with Luis Suarez one year ago.
Anyway, the passage of Griezmann at the Cules left a lot to be desired and now return to where he became famous. He leaves Barcelona after 102 appearances in which he scored 35 goals and provided 17 assists. In Atleti, on the other hand, he played 257 games, scored 133 times and scored 50 goals.