Antoine Griezmann 'Reconsidering Barcelona Move' After Underwhelming Season With Atletico Madrid

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Antoine Griezmann is reconsidering joining Barcelona this summer – despite his public commitment to Atletico Madrid last year – after his current side were knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Having taken a 2-0 aggregate advantage into the second leg in Turin, Atletico were beaten 3-0 on the night thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick, which secured a 3-2 aggregate win for the Bianconeri and sent Atleti out of the competition.

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The loss ended Griezmann’s and ​Atletico’s hopes of winning the Champions League for another season, and just four days later their ​La Liga title hopes took a huge blow as they lost ​2-0 to Athletic Bilbao. 

As a result, ​Barca have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the league to 10 points with just 10 games remaining in the season – though they do have a trip to Real Betis to negotiate to do so.

Atletico’s season looks to be all but over, and according to French newspaper ​L’Equipe, Griezmann’s time at Wanda Metropolitano could be over too – as he is now reconsidering the move to Barcelona that he turned down last summer.

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Griezmann ended the rumours by signing a new deal with Atletico, lasting until 2023, however the 27-year-old is reported to be considering changing his mind and seeking the move out.

Interestingly, the current deal Griezmann is tied to has a €200m release clause attached to it – though that is reportedly set to fall to a more affordable €120m at the end of the current season.

Whether Barcelona follow up with their own interest from last year remains to be seen.

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