Reports of Antoine Griezmann’s contract details at FC Barcelona have come to light since his return to Atletico Madrid.
Antoine Griezmann completed a surprise deadline day return to Atletico Madrid last week on an initial season-long loan deal from Barcelona.
The World Cup winner often struggled to make his mark at Camp Nou since his €120 million arrival from Atletico. He managed 35 goals and 17 assists in 102 appearances. The figures were below expectations. That, along with Barcelona’s need to reduce the salary bill, hastened his exit this summer.
Griezmann’s contract at Barcelona
A report from SPORT over the weekend has disclosed details regarding the deal Griezmann signed at Barcelona. The Catalan outlet claims to have had access to the agreement from July 2019.
Griezmann, who signed a five-year contract upon joining the club, would reportedly have made €95 million euros before taxes in total. Barcelona agreed to increase his pay by €1m each year.
So the pay scheme would’ve resulted in the player banking €17m in the 2019-20 season, €18m in 2020-21, €19m in 2021-22, €20m in 2022-23 and €21m in 2023-24.
SPORT added there were fixed bonus payments included in Griezmann’s contract, related to the number of matches played or trophies won, which would’ve increased his income considerably.
📰 [SPORT] | EXCLUSIVE: We discover Griezmann's contract
The Frenchman earned €17m in his first season gross with the Blaugranas, which increased by €1m per season and would have ended with him earning €95m gross in 5-seasons. pic.twitter.com/4rwoHcnSqv
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) September 5, 2021
40% pay cut at Atletico Madrid taken
The France international is now back at Atletico Madrid on a one-year loan deal worth a reported €10 million, with an option to extend the agreement for a second season – renewable by either party.
Atletico have a purchase option included worth a maximum of €40 million including add-ons. This option becomes an obligation if Griezmann plays half of the club’s games in 2022-23. Goal has also claimed the Frenchman has accepted to lower his salary by 40%.
The 30-year-old is currently away on international duty for France but could may his second Atletico debut this Sunday at Espanyol in a La Liga match.
Barça will save close to 180M in the next 4 years due to the departure of Antoine Griezmann.
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) September 5, 2021