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


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

Two updates surrounding FC Barcelona have emerged on Tuesday evening.

Griezmann returning to Atletico

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

Barcelona are understood to have paid the forward’s £107m release clause to bring him to the Camp Nou.

Since his move to Barca, however, it is fair to say we have not seen Griezmann anywhere near the level he was at when plying his trade at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Griezmann would score 35 and assist 17 during his time with Barcelona. However, he now looks set to depart the club on Tuesday.

As per reliable transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, Griezmann has agreed a deal to return to Atletico Madrid.

The deal is said to be a season-long loan with an option to buy for €40m. Griezmann has also agreed a two-year contract with an option of an extra year with Atletico:

De Jong to Barcelona

With Griezmann leaving, Barcelona look to be in the market for a replacement this evening.

The player La Blaugrana are seemingly targeting for this role is 31-year-old Dutch forward Luuk de Jong, who scored just four goals in La Liga for Sevilla last term.

Fabrizio Romano reported that Joao Felix is not part of the Griezmann deal with Atletico Madrid, but Barcelona are working to complete a deal for Luuk de Jong deal with Sevilla now:

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