Griezmann nearing Barca switch

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Barcelona are believed to be closing in on a deal to sign Antoine Griezmann after activating the striker's release clause.

Barcelona are believed to be closing in on a deal to sign Antoine Griezmann after activating the striker’s release clause.

The Atletico Madrid forward has already confirmed he will be leaving the Spanish capital this summer and for months Barca have been linked with the France international.

This has been a drawn-out transfer and other clubs were connected with the player, including Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain and Premier League outfit Manchester United.

However, the latest reports have suggested Griezmann is edging closer to a move to Camp Nou, after the Blaugrana activated the player’s release clause, which is thought to be £107m.

Things are now expected to proceed quickly, with the 28-year-old Griezmann expected to join Barca on a five-year deal.

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