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Atlético Madrid Make “Last-Ditch Attempt” to Retain Antoine Griezmann

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But will it be enough?

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Atlético Madrid are making one final, “desperate” try at retaining their star forward Antoine Griezmann, according to a new report. El Partidazo, a show on the radio station Cadena COPE, says the rojiblancos are making one final offer of an improved contract to retain his services.

FC Barcelona are said to be in for him, to the point that it is only a matter of time when they announce his capture. With Barça set to meet his 100 million release clause, there is nothing Atléti can do to stop the move. The only one who could stop it is the player himself.

That’s why they’d have to appeal directly to him if they want to keep him.

However, there is a suspicion that Atléti are merely trying to keep up appearances. The theory goes that they know Griezmann will surely leave, but they want to make sure their fans know they did everything possible to try to keep their star.