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Antoine Griezmann set for Atletico return as Barcelona eye Luuk de Jong

On Tuesday evening, two updates about FC Barcelona surfaced.

Griezmann returns to Atletico

The first surrounds Antoine Griezmann. The French striker would sign for FC Barcelona in 2019 after several impressive years with Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona reportedly paid the striker’s £ 107m release clause to get him to Camp Nou.

However, since joining Barca, it can be said that we haven’t seen Griezmann anywhere near the level at which he practiced his craft at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Griezmann scored 35 goals and 17 assists while at Barcelona. However, he should leave the club on Tuesday.

According to trusted transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, Griezmann has struck a deal to return to Atletico Madrid.

The deal is said to be a one-season loan with an option to buy for 40 million euros. Griezmann has also signed a two-year contract with Atletico with an option for an additional year:

De Jong to Barcelona

With Griezmann’s departure, Barcelona appear to be in the market for a replacement tonight.

The player La Blaugrana appears to be targeting for this role is 31-year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong, who scored just four La Liga goals for Sevilla last season.

Fabrizio Romano reported that Joao Felix is ​​not part of the Griezmann deal with Atletico Madrid, but Barcelona are working on closing a deal for Luuk de Jong with Seville:

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This article was edited by
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