Griezmann deal agreed

A deal to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid has been agreed according to reports.

The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the Spanish giants for a number of years, with Manchester United having been most strongly linked.

He was expected to move to Old Trafford last summer, but decided to stay at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium after Atletico had their transfer embargo upheld for the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

With Atletico unable to sign any players until January, Griezmann decided that it would not be fair to leave the Spanish capital with his side not able to sign a replacement.

However, according to TV3 in Catalyuna, Griezmann has now agreed a deal with FC Barcelona. The La Liga leaders will trigger his €100 million (£86m) release clause at the end of the season.

It is also thought that he will be given the number 7 shirt by the Blaugrana, which has remained unoccupied, despite the club signing Philippe Coutinho in a £142m deal from Liverpool in January.

United meanwhile have cooled their interest in the winger, especially after landing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. The former Barcelona player became the highest paid player in the Premier League when he swapped the Emirates for Old Trafford, where he was handed the clubs prestigious number 7 shirt, which was supposedly being saved for Griezmann.

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