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Barcelona yet to reach agreement with Atletico Madrid over star forward

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Amid a legal standoff between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona regarding Antoine Griezmann over the €40 million, reports lately have suggested that the two clubs could soon seek a renewed agreement in the coming days.

While Atletico are subjected to pay €40 million at the end of the season, providing Griezmann completes the 50% criteria, many believe that they could convince Barça to lower the price tag to €25 million.

However, a report from Diario SPORT suggests that Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are yet to reach an agreement with Griezmann over any lowered terms.

Although the two clubs are actively seeking an agreement, negotiations could prove to be difficult as the discrepancies between the two clubs remain high. The whole operation could take much longer than expected, and the status quo has not changed much, as of now.

Griezmann, for his part, remains calm about the situation. He remains committed to continuing at Atletico Madrid, even though the forward has not been in more than 30 minutes of action in any of the matches so far this season. It was once again evident in Atleti’s recent Champions League encounter against Bayer Leverkusen.

The former Real Sociedad starlet is aware of the fact that he has registered his place in the French national team for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. As such, he is willing to wait and allow Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to resolve their differences.

Atleti president Enrique Cerezo had recently spoken about the issue, suggesting that the club do not plan to reach any agreement with Barcelona just yet. However, only time will tell whether or not their policy changes in the coming weeks, especially if Barça are willing to lower the price tag for Griezmann come the end of the season.

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Official: Atletico Madrid sign Tottenham Hotspur defender on a free transfer

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Atletico Madrid have made their final move of the winter transfer window, completing the signing of Matt Doherty from Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer.

The Irish international has seen little to no minutes in the league this season, and had his contract mutually terminated by Tottenham before he made the switch to Atletico on deadline day.

This comes on the back of a three-way switch. Spurs signed Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon, who have reportedly replaced him with Hector Bellerin from Barcelona, while enabling Doherty’s switch to La Liga.

This is only Atletico’s second winter transfer for this window. They had signed Memphis Depay earlier this month from Barcelona on a €3 million 2.5-year deal.

That said, they have managed to offload Joao Felix to Chelsea, Mathus Cunha to Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Marcos Paulo to Sao Paolo. Atletico also managed to register Pablo Barrios to the first-team after his impressive displays in the first-half of the season.

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