Man Utd And Barcelona Offered Hope As Agent Admits It ‘Feels Like The End’ For Griezmann At Atletico
The French forward has seen a massive dip in his form after deciding to stay at the La Liga club for another year.
The French striker was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United ahead of the summer transfer window.
However, a potential deal broke down due to Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban, which left the La Liga club unable to rope in a replacement.
And Griezmann announced during that time that he would stay put at Atletico as the La Liga club could not sign a replacement due to transfer embargo.
Recent reports claim that the French star is set to part ways with Atletico in 2018, with Man Utd still linked with a move for the striker.
Griezmann’s current contract with Atletico has a £90million release clause and the Frenchman is now under the radar of Europe’s elite clubs.
But Barcelona are in pole position to secure the services of the Frenchman as they have already agreed personal terms with the striker.
According to French outlet Le 10 Sport, Griezmann has agreed contract terms offered by Barcelona ahead of a potential mega-money move next summer.
And his agent claimed that Griezmann’s days at Atletico Madrid are coming to an end.
Eric Olhat told French publication L’Equipe : “It’s a complicated situation for him but it feels like the end.
“I know him very well and we are still close, but to see him play at the level he has for much of this season means something is not right.
“Ok, he can change his mind of course and in football nothing is certain, but this feels like the end of his chapter with Atleti.”
Griezmann has failed to deliver this season and has managed to score just two goals in 10 La Liga games. The French striker has also scored twice in the Champions League so far.
He drew huge criticism from fans and even from boss Diego Simeone and his agent said that the comments have not gone down well with the Frenchman.
He added: “He is very emotional, I am sure he took this poorly. He is a player who gives his all and doesn’t try to cheat anyone even if he has a bad day.
“The attitude of the fans will have hurt him, even if he says otherwise.”