Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona target has SEVEN people influencing Atletico Madrid transfer

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ANTOINE GRIEZMANN has seven Barcelona figures approving his transfer from Atletico Madrid to the Nou Camp, according to reports.

Griezmann is expected to leave Atletico Madrid for Barcelona this summer, despite transfer links to the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG.

The France international has confirmed he will be leaving the La Liga giants at the end of the campaign, saying this week: “After talking with Cholo [Diego Simeone], Miguel Angel and the people from the offices, I wanted to talk to the fans who have given me a lot of love.

“I have decided to leave, see other things, have other challenges and with great difficulty, this is what I feel and I need.

“It’s been five great years where I’ve won my first important trophies with a club. It’s been a very important stage.

“I have enjoyed a lot, I have left everything in the field, I have tried to behave well, I have tried to give joy to the people who have come to the Metropolitano and also away from home, and I only have gratitude for all of you.”

Reports have suggested that certain members of the Barcelona locker room do not want the World Cup winner.

That, supposedly because of his decision to change his mind on a move to the Nou Camp a year ago.

However, Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo say that Griezmann has seven Barcelona figures firmly in his corner.

It is claimed that directors Pep Segura and Eric Abidal – as well as Abidal’s assistant Ramon Planes – are happy to do business.

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Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona target is primed to leave Atletico Madrid (Image: GETTY)
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Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona duo Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele want Atletico Madrid star (Image: GETTY)

They feel that at £104million, Griezmann would be worth every single penny.

The 28-year-old’s signing would also delight manager Ernesto Valverde, who wanted him a year ago.

And Mundo Deportivo say French duo Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele would also like to see him arrive.

So, too, would Gerard Pique.

Pique worked on Griezmann’s ‘The Decision’ documentary a year ago where he confirmed he would snub Barcelona for Atletico.

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Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona star has seven people championing a transfer (Image: GETTY)

That caused anger among Nou Camp chiefs but, despite that, the Spaniard would welcome any potential transfer.

Meanwhile, speaking on Saturday, Valverde addressed talk that Griezmann would make the move to Catalonia.

“If, in the end, he comes to Barcelona, we will see [where he fits in],” he said.

“We’re talking about a hypothetical situation. We will see what happens.”

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