Man City Willing To Pay In Excess Of €100m For ‘Market Opportunity’ Star

Man City Pay For Griezmann

After turning down an opportunity to join Barcelona last summer, there have been several reports linking Antoine Griezmann with a move to Camp Nou.

Atletico Madrid on Tuesday announced Griezmann will leave the club and by the following day, there was a report of Paris Saint-Germain’s interest in the 28-year-old.

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According to the front page of Sport, apart from the La Liga winners and Thomas Tuchel’s side, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have also entered the race as these clubs see the France international as a ‘market opportunity’.

After confirming his resolve to leave Los Rojiblancos, the World Cup winner did not reveal the club he will join in the summer and the report clarifies there has been no agreement with the Spanish champions so far.

Griezmann’s release clause at present is at €200m and it will come down to €120m from July 1st.

The Catalan newspaper states that Pep Guardiola’s side have already ‘let him know’ that City ‘would be willing to pay’ the €120m.

They are not alone as Bayern and PSG are also prepared to pay in excess of €100m to land him.

As per Sport, the La Liga winners will not compete and suggests that those who take for granted that Griezmann will make a switch to Camp Nou are wrong.

SEE ALSO: Barcelona Identify Atletico Star as Lionel Messi Replacement

Is it okay for City to blow so much money, and a huge wage, on a 28-year-old they don’t really need?

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