Atletico Madrid have set the release clause of Antoine Griezmann back to €100m, sparking further interest from numerous clubs.
After the season ended in May, Frenchman Griezmann was lauded with praise and interest from some of European football’s top clubs, with Man United, Barcelona and Chelsea prominently linked in Spanish and English press.
Whilst interest was rife, Atleti’s demands of a release of €200m, triggered when he signed a new deal in June – put potential suitors off making a concrete offer.
However, according to Spanish daily AS – just days after the transfer window has shut – the Spanish capital side have put his asking price back down to the original €100m and that is now said to have once again made clubs look towards a potential deal next summer.
Reports last week claimed that had Atletico Madrid not been handed a transfer ban by Football’s governing body FIFA – then Griezmann would of been sold.
The attacker is currently on international duty with France, having scored in the 4-0 win over Netherlands on Thursday.
Domestically, he serves the last of his suspension in La Liga this coming weekend.
Griezmann’s goalscoring record since joining the club in 2014 has been impressive, scoring 83 goals in 161 appearances, whilst he has helped them Champions League runners up place in 2016.