Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann will become one of the highest earners in European football when he signs for Spanish champions Barcelona in the coming days.
The French World Cup winner is expected to join Barcelona one year after the Blaugrana tried and failed to sign him.
Barcelona wanted to sign the aforementioned Griezmann last summer but the player decided to stay with Atletico Madrid and even went on to sign a new contract with the Spanish capital club.
The French attacker confirmed that he will be leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of this season after five years with them.
His confirmation came via a video posted on the official Twitter handle of Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona is expected to activate the £103m release clause in his contract thus becoming the fifth most expensive signing in the history of world football behind the likes of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as well as the Barcelona duo of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.
According to popular French newspaper L’Equipe, Antoine Griezmann will earn a whopping €85m at Barcelona over the next five years.
The former Real Sociedad player will receive €17m per annum at Barcelona when he joins in the next few days.
Antoine Griezmann was formerly a strong transfer target of Premier League giants Manchester United who will definitely miss out on him to Spanish champions Barcelona.
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