La Liga Santander - Nuevo los Carmenes Stadium, Granada, Spain, 11/3/17 Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring a goal - REUTERS/Jon Nazca
CAIRO – 21 May 2018: Atletico Madrid’s French striker, Antoine Griezmann, is about to join FC Barcelona, according to SPORT magazine, which revealed the details of his contract with the Blaugrana.
SPORT revealed that FC Barcelona reached an agreement with Griezmeann’s sister and his representative to be in the Spanish team next season with a salary of around €15 million per year. The report pointed out that the contract between the club and the player extends till 2023.
Barcelona is set to pay Griezmann’s release clause of €100 million to Atletico Madrid. Griezmann’s contract with the Rojiblancos ends next July.
The French striker’s salary equalizes that of Luis Suarez. Both of them will be in the second category after Lionel Messi.
Report claimed that Real Madrid can pay Griezmann a bigger salary of €25 millon per year, but Griezmann wants to play alongside Messi and Suarez, forming a deadly trio.