Three-time European champions Manchester United might have missed out on Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann after it was revealed that Spanish champions Barcelona will trigger his release clause at Atletico Madrid.
According to Sky Sports, Barcelona will trigger the £108m release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract having already confirmed that he will leave the Spanish capital club this summer.
Premier League giants Manchester United came close to snapping Griezmann up from Atletico Madrid at the start of last season but the move didn’t materialize.
Barcelona also wanted to sign him last summer but he stayed at Atletico Madrid and went on to sign a new contract.
Spanish champions Barcelona will finally get their man when they pay the release clause in the Atletico Madrid contract.
Antoine Griezmann confirmed his summer exit from Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night via a video posted on the club’s official website.
It was revealed that the Spanish La Liga game with Levante on Saturday would be his last match for Atletico Madrid.
Antoine Griezmann joined Atletico Madrid from fellow Spanish La Liga club Real Sociedad in the summer of 2014 and he has been an important player for the Rojiblancos since his transfer from the Basque outfit.