Griezmann opens up to Simeone
about leaving for Barcelona

- Griezmannn has revealed to Simeone he
wants to leave for Barcelona
- The France international has been heavily
linked with the Catalan club
- The 27-year-old has scored 19 La Liga goals
for Barcelona this term
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine
Griezmann reportedly told Diego
Simeone back in December that he
would be joining Barcelona at the end of
the season, The Sun reports.
Manchester United appeared set to sign
the 27-year-old last summer until FIFA
upholded its transfer ban on Atletico
However, despite penning a new deal at
the Wanda Metropolitano he looks
almost certain to leave expectedly to

And reports from Spain claimed
Griezmann had informed Simeone his
intention to end his time at the club and
join the Catalan giants.
The report added that the Argentine
coach told him he could count on his full
support as well as that of the rest of the
The France international currently has a
buy-out clause at a staggering £176m
following the agreement he made with
the club last year.
However according to reports the price
will half when the next transfer window
opens on July, 1.
Atletico reported Barcelona to FIFA
earlier for an illegal approach on
Griezmann who has been heavily linked
with the Catalans.

But the Frenchman recently insisted he
wanted his future sorted before the
commencement of the World Cup which
may pose a problem for Barcelona.
Despite having a slow start in the 2017/18
campaign Griezmann has scored 17 goals
for Rojiblancos in La Liga and are in firm
position to finish second in the league.