Antoine Griezmann tells Atletico Madrid that he wants to leave
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has made a U-turn on his future by informing the club he wants to leave with his final game coming on Saturday against Levante.
According to AS, The French forward, during a meeting with Diego Simeone and president Miguel Angel Gil Marin, expressed his decision to depart the Wanda Metropolitano. Griezmann's release clause currently stands at 200 million euros after he signed a new contract with Atletico just last summer. However, that figure drops to 120m euros from July 1.
Griezmann has been linked with Barcelona since last summer's transfer window after impressing in the 2018 World Cup. In recent days, Simeone stated that Griezmann had indicated that he wanted to remain at the club, yet his departure is something that was feared. Barcelona will be looking to add some firepower up front with Luis Suarez having undergone surgery and is a doubt for their opening games next season.