In the hard financially, Atletico Madrid would have offered Antoine Griezmann a further drop in salary.
The return on loanAntoine Griezmann at theAtletico Madrid does not go as expected by the tricolor world champion. The tricolor world champion was indeed particularly struggling last season and the Frenchman has even had to settle for a place as a substitute since the resumption. The Mâconnais entered shortly after the hour mark during the first two games played by the Colchoneros, nevertheless unlocking his counter on the first day after more than six months of scarcity.
According to the Spanish press, this downgrade would not only be due to the return of Alvaro Morata, established by Diego Simeone alongside Joao Felix. His contractual situation would also weigh in the balance. Because if Antoine Griezmann plays more than half of the Colchoneros matches during the two seasons of his loan, with at least 30 minutes of playing time, the purchase option will be automatically exercised. The Madrid club will then have to pay the 40 million euros claimed by the Barça. A prospect for which the Madrid club intends to prepare.
According to the Sports world, the leaders of Atletico have recently asked Antoine Griezmann to lower his salary. A meeting was reportedly held between the Madrid president and the former Barcelona man and Enrique Cerezo reportedly offered his star striker to give up 30% of his salary. And this while the tricolor striker agreed last summer to halve his salary to find Atletico Madrid. A sacrifice that does not prevent him from being regularly whistled by Colchoneros supporters, as was the case on Sunday during the defeat against Villarreal (0-2).