Antoine Griezmann returns home, at least the one he was during the years he was at Atletico Madrid. The Spanish capital team made official the loan of the player from Barcelona.
The Catalan giants stated in their statement on the Frenchman's departure that Atletico would keep an option to buy him after the two-year loan period.
Although several media outlet claimed that this option was not such, but that it was mandatory, the truth is that 'Marca' indicated that the purchase of Atletico Madrid has to do with the number of games.
That is only one of the clauses for which Atletico Madrid would have to pay 40 million euros. But it does not have to be fulfilled as long as Atletico wants to.
If Simeone and his club are convinced that Griezmann has to stay, they will be able to do so throughout the two-year loan period, the source said.
What seems clear is that Antoine Griezmann will not return to wear the Barcelona shirt. The Catalan giants tried hard to get him to leave on the last day of the market and managed to do so 'in extremis' in a game of dominoes.