One of the most important signings of the European market was the return of Antoine Griezmann to Atlético Madrid. Of course, it was a step below Lionel Messi's move to Paris Saint-Germain and Cristian Ronaldo's to Manchester United, but the Frenchman's return to the place where he was at his best generated a lot of expectation in the Spanish capital.
The fact is that the 30-year-old striker had to fork out a large sum of money to return to the Colchoneros, according to European media reports. Aleti paid 10 million euros for a one-season loan with a purchase option that will be exercisable in exchange for an extra 40 million euros in June 2022.
At Barcelona, the French striker, once Leo Messi left, became the highest paid player in the squad. A salary of 20 million euros net that with the debt that has the entity celebrate having taken off despite having devalued his team.
Atleti could not pay so much to Griezmann that, according to Cadena Cope, did not hesitate to lower his salary by half. Therefore, from now on he will earn 10 million net per year (not bad either), 50% less than what he earned at Barcelona.