La Blaugrana has reportedly been using Antoine Griezmann’s sister as leverage to lure the Atletico Madrid star to Barcelona.
The summer transfer window is around the corner and Barcelona are looking to bolster their frontline even further. The Catalonians have already made it public that their prime target in the transfer window is Atletico Madrid’s Griezmann. And Barcelona is keen on using all the tactics in order to convince Griezmann to join the Camp Nou including talking with his sister to join Camp Nou.
According to reports in Spain, Barcelona is in the process of negotiating with Griezmann’s sister Maud, who is also his representative. Initially, Barcelona offered Griezmann time till 30th April but that deadline has already passed without any answer from the 27-year-old forward. The Spanish champions are ready to pay Griezmann’s release clause which is valued at about €100 million (£88 million), which is a bargain considering the player and the market in this given moment.
Barcelona is willing to offer Griezmann a five-year deal to attract the Frenchman to Catalonia and has already contacted Maud in order to inform her about the details of the proposal. But it seems that Griezmann is also interested in extending his contract with the Madrid as a lucrative deal is on the cards.
But the Madrid striker will now have to choose whether he wants to remain and fight for trophies at Atletico Madrid or join a club that is always among winning the top trophies in the continent. English giants Manchester United were also interested in Griezmann’s services, but the attacker refused to join the Red Devils and stay in the La Liga as Atletico were handed a transfer ban.
Griezmann scored Atleti’s away goal against Arsenal in the semi-final of the Europa League at the Emirates and will be hoping to aid his side to win the competition.
Griezmann will be a big boost for Barcelona’s attack and his addition will make the Catalans a huge threat in Europe. However, I don’t think that Griezmann will want to join a local rival considering he has played at Atletico Madrid for quite a while now becoming a fan favorite.