As the 2018 summer transfer window approaches, Atletico Madrid star is becoming a saga. Antoine Griezmann transfer odds on a move to Barca indicate it is almost a done deal. Could that be true?
Online sportsbooks in Spain are pointing out that Barcelona are desperate to sign Griezmann and they are expected to secure the move this summer. Only extreme optimists believe the Frenchman will stay in Atletico when the European Super Cup final takes place on August 15. So why is a move to Barca very likely according to Antoine Griezmann transfer odds? Why would the 27-year-old end his four-year stay at Atletico after winning the Europa League title and finishing second in La Liga?
Antoine Griezmann Transfer Odds are Real
Although Atletico Madrid forward refuses to talk about his future, online sportsbook news in Spain have shown that there has been talk with Giezmann from the Barca side this season. The defender Samuel Umtiti revealed discussing a transfer with his French teammate during the international break. Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has met with Griezmann’s agent earlier in the season, but nothing serious has happened yet.
The question is not only about the negotiations, it is also, about whether Griezmann could fit in Valverde’s plan for the next season. Some spectators see Suarez’s campaign as dropping of pace and Messi unable to make the runs he used to. Therefore, Griezmann could be helpful for the Catalans by giving that sharp 10-yard bit of pace.
When Should We Expect for Serious Talks?
It seems the time is running fast as Barca were planning to open talks with Griezmann immediately after Atletico’s final game in La Liga. Some even go further to speculate that Barcelona might announce Griezmann signing in two weeks from now, a speculation that has strong links to Man United’s interest to bring in the Frenchman to Old Trafford. Others believe Barca will not wrap up a deal before July 01, because that is the date when Spanish transfer window is officially opening, and that is the date when Griezmann’s €200m release clause drops to €100m.
It Is Time for a New Adventure
It is still unsure whether Griezmann wants to make history at Atletico where everything is built around him or go to a club where he will have to fight for going down in history. If Griezmann wants to develop more and acquaint himself with the world top players, then he should think seriously about moving to Barcelona. Would you bet on him to stay or leave?
Antoine Griezmann transfer odds are 1.50 at Unibet Sportsbook, for the striker to move to Barca in the summer, while they are 2.50 for him to stay in Atletico for another season. Old Trafford still stands as an option, albeit less likely with (15.00) odds. Would the rumors turn to be true for Antoine Griezmann?