MADRID/BARCELONA: Antoine Griezmann is on the brink of leaving Atletico Madrid for Spanish champions Barcelona.
The France forward announced last month he would leave Atletico this summer after spending five seasons in the Spanish capital.
Barcelona have long been linked with a move for Griezmann and the 28-year-old has a release clause in his contract that the LaLiga champions are reportedly ready to trigger.
Atletico president Miguel Angel Gil Marin agreed he has been aware of Griezmann’s next destination for the last three months.
“It’s crystal clear where he is going to play, I’ve known since March. At Barcelona,” he told Spanish television station Movistar Toros on Wednesday.
Griezmann moved to Atletico from Real Sociedad in 2014 and helped the club win the Europa League in 2018, scoring twice in the final against Marseille.