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  • Substitute against Getafe, to execute the subscription at the end of the season you need to have played 50% of the games with a minimum of 45 minutes between two seasons and in the last one it reached 82.5%

Atlético Madrid is contractually obliged to pay 40 million euros to FC Barcelona at the end of this season once Antoine Griezmann ‘s second loan term has been completed, provided that he has played 45 minutes in 50% of the matches in which has been available in the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons. Now, he gains more and more strongly that the mattress club is not willing to pay those 40 ‘kilos’ with the idea of ​​lowering the said amount in subsequent conversations with the rectors of the Barça entity. The French international will turn 32 on March 21 and, as this newspaper also has evidence, at the Metropolitan They do not see it clear to pay such a high amount to keep it in property, with which Atlético will do the impossible not to have to pay that amount.

Griezmann was not a starter under Diego Pablo Simeone in Atlético ‘s league debut against Getafe (0-3) last Monday. The world champion jumped onto the lawn of the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in the 61st minute to replace Thomas Lemar, with which he did not reach that minimum of 45 minutes to compute the match on the list to reach that 50% stipulated in the contract between Barca and Atletico. It was Joao Félix and Álvaro Morata who occupied the lead as starters. Despite this, ‘ Griz ‘ ended up scoring a goal and reaching 160 in LaLiga that Luis Aragonés celebrated, with whom he is now paired in 18th place in the historical ranking. The current Atletico ‘8’ played indoors and vindicated himself without being affected on the pitch by what was said about his future throughout this summer. The journalist Alexis Martín, ‘Mister Chip’, assured yesterday that “ Atlético has told him that they don’t have him”.

Last season, 33 games out of 40 with at least 45 minutes

It remains to be seen if Griezmann ‘s substitutions will become a trend this season, in which he should play very little as a starter so that Atlético does not reach the quota of 50% of games with at least 45 minutes on the pitch. Last season, discounting the games in which he was injured (10) or suspended (1), Antoine played at least 45 minutes in 33 of the 40 games in which he was available. That is, 82.5%.

Therefore, this course should be around 30% so that what was signed would not be fulfilled. Another issue that cannot be ruled out is that Atlético urge Barça to talk about a possible reduction of those 40 million euros signed.


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