Italian journalist confirms Arsenal in talks over a possible £84m deal for Griezmann
As the search for Arsenal’s new striker continues, Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli claims La Liga giant Atletico Madrid and Arsenal are in talks over a possible deal for French international winger Antoine Griezmann in a deal worth around £84m this summer.
Giulianelli further reported that talks have been going on ‘for months’ but Atletico have made it clear that there will be no deal if the rumoured €100m buyout clause is not triggered. The Italian journalist has further reported that France and Lyon striker Lacazette might still be used as a Plan B should we miss out on Griezmann.
There are said to be talks between Chelsea and Atletico, who are hoping to resign Diego Costa, so should that deal go through for the Premier League bad boy, then that should leave the door open for Griezmann to be sold to Arsenal.
No one knows the truth behind these reports but I personally think landing a big name like Griezmann will no doubt improve the Gunners’ attacking options. His pace, clever movement, brilliant technique and quality finishing will also make him perfect foil for Ozil’s unreal vision and assists in the final third.
The 25-year-old ace is one of the best wingers in today’s football and he also helped Atletico to secure a place in the top four last season by scoring 22 goals in just 38 appearances last season.