Atletico Madrid’s Smart Move To Keep Antoine Griezmann At The Club

Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann

Here we show you how Atletico Madrid is playing smart in order to keep their legend at home

Atletico Madrid is currently sitting at sixth position in La Liga and their boss Diego Simeone is probably one of the most cunning guys ever. He has found out a way to keep Antoine Griezmann at the club for free.

Griezmann left Barcelona this season after serving them for two good seasons. He has made a comeback to his beloved club Atletico Madrid but not for free. As per terms, they still have to pay Barca €40 million in order to complete the deal.

However if Atletico plays the French international for less than 30 minutes per game, the purchase clause in his loan will not become mandatory.

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In order not to pay the €40 million fee to the Catalans, Atletico have played Griezmann exactly less than 30 minutes in every match played till now.

Antoine Griezmann’s first three games of this season:

  1. 28 minutes vs Getafe
  2. 28 minutes vs Villareal
  3. 28 minutes vs Valencia

For people wondering, the extra/additional time doesn’t come into account. The contract’s clause only counts for regular 90 minutes of football.

Only Simeone could have thought of this amazing trick.