Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has confirmed that he will leave the club at the end of this season. Rumours are that the Frenchman is heading towards Barcelona in the upcoming transfer window.
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) May 14, 2019
Sportskeeda reported that Griezmann signed for Atletico Madrid in 2014, and since then he has been a vital player for the team. He has scored 133 times in 256 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side. Griezmann has also won the UEFA Europa League with Atletico in the 2017-18 season.
Griezmann has shown his quality with the national side as well. His four goals and two assists in 2018 World Cup saw him winning the Bronze Ball. He was the tournament’s third best player behind Luka Modric and Eden Hazard. He was also successful in acquiring the Silver Boot as he was the second-highest top scorer behind Harry Kane.
Griezmann has scored 19 goals and has provided 11 assists this season across all competitions. He is the top scorer for Atletico Madrid in La Liga with 15 goals this season. Moreover, he has also been the club’s top scorer in each of the five seasons he has spent there.
The 28-year-old had signed a five-year contract with Atletico last summer but has revealed that he is planning to leave the club this summer.
Twitter erupted on the decision and many Barcelona fans rejoiced as they are confident that he will move to Barcelona rather than going to Real Madrid.
"Thank you for everything, I'll keep you in my heart" - Griezmannpic.twitter.com/BMZjRzqFPL— José 🇺🇲🇪🇨 (@CasemiroIsGod) May 14, 2019
Diego Godín is leaving— KING IN THE NORTH (@troypaddy12) May 14, 2019
Juanfran is leaving
Antoine Griezmann is leaving
Filipe Luis looks to be leaving
Rodri looks to be leaving
Diego Simeone: pic.twitter.com/mXigOzDAu9
Griezmann bullying Messi out of Barcelona like he did out of the World Cup I’m hearing pic.twitter.com/HtBuC8dDNx— T (@PissLikePessi_) May 14, 2019
Griezmann has announced he’s leaving Atlético at the end of the season.— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) May 14, 2019
He’d look great in one of these kits 😍 pic.twitter.com/wH3DrhyR5E
Messi false nine with Griezmann and Dembele on the wings. Midfield of De Jong, Arthur and Aleña. Back four Semedo, Pique, Umtiti and Alba. Ter Stegen in goal.— Andy West (@andywest01) May 14, 2019
Barcelona has already secured De Jong's signing and the likes of Griezmann and De Ligt lurking around. But then Manchester United is linked with all the players on earth: From Koulibaly to Icardi to Ndombele to Dybala down to Roman reigns. 😔— Tweet United 🛑 (@GGMUonline) May 14, 2019
May this cup pass over us 🙏 pic.twitter.com/k6Zi432KEU
'Griezmann takes the step' [sport] pic.twitter.com/jS7UccGoug— barcacentre (@barcacentre) May 14, 2019
🗣 [@albert_roge] | The arrival of Griezmann to Barça would be great news for Dembélé. He is one of his best friends, a fan of Fortnite but, most importantly, he could help him to focus his head and be his 'big brother' so that Dembélé can exploit his enormous potential. pic.twitter.com/vmjdn5z7Fl— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 15, 2019
📰 [Le Parisien] | PSG in ambush after the announcement of the Griezmann's departure from Atlético— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 15, 2019
🔶 While Barca holds the rope to welcome the Frenchman after he announced his departure from Madrid last night, PSG have now expressed interest pic.twitter.com/2q1vYTkBX8
Thinking about the time Griezmann said De Jong is the best player he's played against makes me think that he probably decided he's going to fight to join Barça when he saw we signed De jong😂 pic.twitter.com/ucsLL5ZORU— Barcelona Worldwide (@BarcaWorldwide) May 14, 2019
I leave for exams one Week and I come back to Barca twitter wishing death to Valverde. And Griezmann coming.— Julian (@ElaficionadoFC) May 14, 2019
REPORT: According to @le_Parisien, Atlético striker @antogriezmann is willing to take a pay cut from his $25.8M-per-year salary to join @fcbarcelona next season 💰💰💰 #Griezmann #Atletico #FCBarcelona pic.twitter.com/crpk1ayzGD— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) May 10, 2019
🇫🇷 @AntoGriezmann has confirmed he will leave @Atleti at the end of the season.— SPORF (@Sporf) May 14, 2019
🏟 256 Games
⚽ 133 Goals
🎯 50 Assists
1 🏆🇪🇺 Europa League
1 🏆🇪🇺 UEFA Super Cup
1 🏆🇪🇸 Supercopa de España
🗣 “It has been 5 incredible years. Thank you very much for everything.” pic.twitter.com/gpObihRTdr