NEWS
Thursday March 21 2019
Antoine Griezmann declares "love for Atletico Madrid"

Antoine Griezmann has declared his love for current club Atletico Madrid in his new Netflix documentary The Making of a Legend.

The French forward celebrated his 28th birthday on Thursday and has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona again, having rejected the Catalan club last summer.

“I love the club, I love my teammates and the Coach,” declares the Atleti player.

El Mundo Deportivo had outlined how Griezmann’s ‘proven quality and fixed price of €120m’ – relating to the forward’s release clause – is why the Blaugrana are interested in a deal.

Marca, by contrast, say the Catalan giants are not so keen on a deal due for the player having attempted to sign him last summer before the player decided upon staying at Atleti.

The former Real Sociedad star eventually signed a new long-term deal at the Wanda Metropolitano but fresh reports indicate he is now having regrets about staying in the Spanish capital.

The Frenchman does have a release clause in his new contract, that drops from €200m to €120m at the end of the current season, and that may tempt the current La Liga leaders to return with a second bid.

Netflix describes the documentary with the brief: “With heart and determination, Antoine Griezmann overcame his small stature to become one of the world’s top soccer players and a World Cup champion.”

Football Italia website