Official: Renan Lodi leaves Atletico Madrid on loan after extending his contract until 2026

With less than four days to go before the summer transfer window, Antoine Griezmann’s future at Atletico Madrid has seemingly been given a new twist.

The 31-year-old is on loan at athlete from Barcelona, ​​who arrived last year. Under the terms of the agreement, the French international has joined the Colchoneros on a temporary two-year agreement with an obligation to buy for 40 million euros in 2023.

The buy clause will be triggered if Griezmann plays 45 minutes or more in 50% of the games he is available for. In order to avoid this, Los Rojiblancos I’ve been using it for less than 30 minutes so far in the new season.

But, if a new update of Gerard Romero is to be believed, Griezmann could end up leaving Atletico Madrid this very summer. According to the Spanish journalist, Barcelona have already received several offers from clubs for the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner.

However, the final decision on whether he continues at Civitas Metropolitano or leaves for a new adventure is up to Griezmann.

As Atletico Madrid look for loopholes to avoid paying the €40m fee for Griezmann, they would be happy to keep him as long as Barcelona reduce the transfer fee for the mandatory purchase next year.

Manager Diego Simeone has already said he wants to keep the Frenchman at the club. A similar sentiment was recently shared by club president Enrique Cerezo, who recently said: “Antoine Griezmann is an important player in the team and he cannot leave.”

But with new offers coming for Griezmann, it will be interesting to see if the former Real Sociedad striker considers these proposals or opts to continue with Atletico Madrid beyond the summer window.

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