Antoine Griezmann & Man United
If you thought the rumours linking Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann with Man United were over, think again.
It’s been a rollercoaster of reports in recent months over Griezmann’s future.
After the player gave his move to Man United a 60% chance of happening just a few weeks ago, Griezmann has this week agreed a new deal to stay at Atletico Madrid until 2022.
The Griezmann contract renewal comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed that a transfer ban imposed on the Rojiblancos will hold until January 2018.
Details of the deal
Griezmann’s new Atletico agreement means the French international striker has committed one more year with Los Colchoneros from an earlier contract agreed in June 2016.
The former Real Sociedad forward has been at Atleti since July 2014, scoring a total of 83 goals for the club in 160 appearances in all competitions.
But will Griezmann see out the full term of his latest contract?
That’s up for debate, as Spanish radio station Cope are reporting that the essence of the latest Griezmann deal has been to delay his move to Man United by 12 months.
Griezmann has received a pay-rise in his new contract, but there has been no change to his release clause – that’s still 100 million euros.
With no change to Griezmann’s exit clause from Madrid, the understanding is that the forward will be allowed to leave the club next summer once the club are able to operate without restrictions in the transfer market.
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) June 12, 2017
— Antonio Ruiz (@RuizAntonito) June 12, 2017