OPINION: The big mistake that Atlético made in the signing of Griezmann

According to various media outlets in Spain such as Relevo and Mundo Deportivo, the Atletico Madrid has reached an agreement with FC Barcelona for the purchase of Antoine Griezmann for 20 million euros plus variables, significantly lowering the 40 million euro clause that was stipulated in the transfer contract they signed the previous summer.

The french attacker He will sign a contract until the summer of 2027 and agreed to lower his salary to stay at the Metropolitan. An agreement that was closed under the conditions that the mattress team demanded in all its senses, but that does not make it a positive deal for the club.

The big mistake that Atlético made in the signing of Antoine Griezmann

Despite the fact that the agreement was closed for less money, FC Barcelona is favored because it leaves an important file that was going to condition the club for the next summer transfer market. And, despite lowering his salary, Antoine Griezmann lowered his salary considerably but signed a contract until 2027 (until he was 36 years old). In short, he deferred his contract to sign for more years. He will earn the same but in more time and with a secure contract until his retirement.

Atlético de Madrid closed an agreement that does not end up favoring him in every way and the main reason is the poor performance of the footballer. The Frenchman is far from being what he became. The best Griezmann was one of the most outstanding players in the world, being differential in every way, but today he is far from being a star. And it is not something new. Since he arrived at FC Barcelona he is at a very poor and insignificant level, being very irregular.

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The decision of the club’s board is wrong, taking into account that they could even close the deal for less money because FC Barcelona does not want the Frenchman (and needed to leave him for financial reasons) and that the footballer himself did not want to accept another offer. An agreement that was closed in its conditions, but that does not finish being good for the rojiblanco club.

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