FC Barcelona President has confirmed this week contacts between his club and Antoine Griezmann’s Agent, and for several months. Although, Atletico Madrid hopes to retain his French striker, Diego Simeone would like to anticipate a possible departure and according to Mundo Deportivo, the priority would seem to be Edison Cavani. The Colchoneros leaders would already have an agreement in principle with the Uruguayan.
To retain Antoine Griezmann, the Atletico would propose a salary of 20 millions and an increase of its release clause up to 200 millions.
Still according to Mundo Deportivo, Diego Simeone would consider the addition of Cavani as a major asset. If Cavani joins Atletico Madrid, he would play with his two compatriots, Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez. Still, the departure of Griezmann is a sine qua non for the arrival of Cavani in Madrid, the club would not be able to pay the salaries of both players, especially if Griezmann agreed an extension with a huge increase.
Transfer rumours of Cavani this summer have accumulated for several weeks, after Italy with Juventus, here is now Spain with Madrid. The Paris striker is expected to meet his leaders very soon to clarify his situation.