Barcelona are ready to splash out £108m as release clause for Atletico Madrid star Antoine in the next 72 hours.
At the last count, the Frenchman hinted he will quit Atletico in this transfer window, with rivals Barcelona leading the race for his signature.
According to Daily Mail citing Spanish paper Sport, Barcelona chiefs are now set to pay the £108m buyout clause for the Frenchman in 72 hours after dropping from £180m on July 1.
Barcelona 'ready to pay Antoine Griezmann's £108m release clause in next 72 hours' as they aim to quickly wrap up signing of Atletico Madrid star as they look to bring in new faces sooner rather than later ahead of the new season. pic.twitter.com/NznaZNJuAc
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Meaning, the France international is getting set to quit Atletico career this week, after spending five successful seasons at the club.
Since arriving from Real Sociedad in 2014, Griezmann has featured 257 times for Atletico, claiming both the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup in 2018.
Hopefully, Griezmann will be hoping to team up with Barcelona teammates on July 14, when the Catalans resume for pre-season training.
However, if they fail to strike a deal, Griezmann will head back to Atletico pre-season on the same day.
Barcelona are keen on sealing a deal for the 28-year-old forward as soon as possible as rather than delay ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.