BAD NEWS FOR BARÇA
Barça will not see a euro for Griezmann's transfer until 2023
Published:29/03/2022 - 15:41h
Updated:29/03/2022 - 16:34h
FC Barcelona will take longer than dreamed to receive the money from Antoine Griezmann's transfer. Despite what has been said, the mattress makers are not required to pay the 40 million purchase option until 2023
Unless things change a lot, Antoine Griezmann will not wear the FC Barcelona shirt again. The Frenchman, currently on loan at Atlético de Madrid, seems to be staying at the Wanda Metropolitano for several years and will not return to the Camp Nou. However, according to the latest information published by various media, Barça will not charge any transfer until 2023.
It had recently been said that the mattress box was going to make effective the purchase option it has for the striker this summer. In the loan contract that was signed, the rojiblancos undertook to buy Macon's player for 40 million euros if he reached 50% of the minutes played while being available. However, that reading would be erroneous, since that percentage refers to the total assignment, which is mandatory for one year and optional for another.
For this reason, as 'Mundo Deportivo' insist, Atleti is not obliged to buy 'Grizzy' this summer of 2022. In fact, the people of Madrid seem to have already decided that they will pay the 40 'kilos' that the Frenchman costs finish the next academic year 22/23, since economically it is better for them than doing it now. Barcelona, therefore, unfortunately will not be able to count on that income for this summer.
Barça will get rid of a 'problem'
Now it will be necessary to see if the Frenchman reaches that 50% that would make the purchase option of the mattress set become mandatory. In principle, he should exceed that widely, since Cholo Simeone considers him a starter and it does not seem that this will change too much while the Argentine is on the bench. Therefore, in the summer of 2023, Barça will receive 40 'kilos' for a player who does not count for the entity and who had become a problem.