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Barcelona Transfer News: Top transfer target "will accept Barcelona offer", claims Jugones

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1.92K   //    06 Apr 2019, 12:15 IST

Will the La Liga leaders go for him?
Will the La Liga leaders go for him?

What's the story?

According to Spanish TV program Jugones, via Spanish media outlet AS, prime target Antoine Griezmann will accept an offer from Barcelona to secure his move.

In case you didn't know...

Antoine Griezmann rejected a move to Barcelona last summer in a dramatic fashion. The Atletico Madrid forward has racked up 19 goals and 9 assists in the current campaign but failed to help when Atletico Madrid got knocked out from the Champions League and Copa Del Rey.

There is no doubt about the fact that the French forward has been an asset for Diego Simeone over the years. Griezmann also played a pivotal role for France as they went on to lift the World Cup last year.

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are currently eight points behind Barcelona in the league table. Despite transfer rumors popping up, Rojiblancos' president, Cerezo claimed that the player is 1000% staying with the club in the upcoming season.

Speaking to Spanish TV show El Rondo, Cerezo said: "I can confirm 1,000 per cent that he will remain a player of Atletico Madrid next season."

The player himself said that he is fed up with the constant links every year and even the Barcelona hierarchy denied trying to sign the Atletico Madrid forward again.

The heart of the matter

Griezmann was rumoured to be joining the Catalan giants last year but the attacker decided to stay as he renewed his contract which saw Atletico Madrid raising his salary and the player's buyout clause. His buyout clause is €200 million but the clause will fall to €120 million in July as agreed in the negotiations.

According to the report, Griezmann will accept the offer on the table from Barcelona and feature for the Catalan giants next season.

Rumor rating: 5/10

Although it is entirely possible that Griezmann accepts the offer from Barcelona, it is not confirmed that the Catalan giants will be open to make a move for the French forward who already rejected them once.

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AS remains a reliable source when it comes to Spain news.

What's next?

Antoine Griezmann will feature for Atletico Madrid in their clash with Barcelona next in the La Liga.

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