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Barcelona, Atletico in direct contact to find a solution for Griezmann’s situation – Romano

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are in direct contact with each other as they hope to find a solution to the situation surrounding Antoine Griezmann.

The 31-year-old is currently on loan at Atletico from Barça, having returned to the Civitas Metropolitano on the summer transfer deadline day of 2021

Griezmann joined the Rojiblancos on a year-long loan deal with an option to extend the loan for another season, while there was a mandatory permanent purchase clause worth €40 million also inserted.

The two clubs are at loggerheads over the €40 million payment as Barça believe that the permanent buy clause has already been triggered after Griezmann played 45 minutes or more in 50% of the matches he was available in his first loan season.

However, Atleti are arguing that for the clause to come into effect, the 50% matches played condition needs to be fulfilled across both seasons. And in order to get out from paying the €40 million, they have been curtailing Griezmann’s game-time to less than 30 minutes in each match this term.

There had been reports that the two clubs were close to reaching an agreement, although those were dismissed soon after they emerged. However, Romano is now reporting that there is direct contact between Barcelona and Atletico to try and reach some common ground to resolve the situation.

At the same time, there have been claims that Manchester United are interested in the Frenchman and had even made enquiries for him in the summer. But Romano dismisses those reports, stating that there is nothing to it at this moment.

Griezmann is said to be fully focused at Atletico Madrid, who are happy with him but do not want to pay the full €40 million to buy him. Barcelona, though, insist on the clause to be paid. However, with talks now ongoing it will be interesting to see if the two parties can arrive at a compromise.

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