It can’t be denied that France international, Antoine Griezmann is one of Europe’s revelation and striker of the season across the major leagues, but as many clubs may desire him, not many can be able to sign him. With a new buyout clause of 65 million Euros, only 2 major clubs are willing to stick their necks out for the acquisition of the 24 year-old. Champions of Germany and Champions of England.
Chelsea have always looked like favourites, especially looking at the fact that politics could play out given that the Special One and Griezmann share same agent, in Jorge Mendes. But Bayern Munich now pose the greatest threat to their dreams of getting the star striker. The Bavarian coach, Pep Guardiola was in attendance during the Champions League game between Bayern Leverkusen and Atletico to watch him player and he is keen to get him, as they can afford him.
With this development, Chelsea’s plans might just end up in flames, as they want a reduction in his fees in order to use Filipe Luis as makeweight. But Bayern looks like they are ready to pay Atletico all the fees. However, even the Rojiblancos aren’t ready to let their most-prized possession go, but as they frequently have to sell players in order to “survive”, they may part with him if the contracts conditions are met. And Bayern looks more like it than Chelsea.