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Antoine Griezmann turned on his career in the La Liga Santander at Real Sociedad before he moved to Atlético de Madrid in 2014/2015 La Liga season where he developed fully into a world-class footballer.
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Antoine Griezmann helped Atlético Madrid into the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid in 2016 which they lost in the penalty shootouts.
The French striker helped Atlético de Madrid to win the UEFA Europa League title in the 2017/2018 season where he scored a hat trick in the final fixture against Ligue 1 club, Marseille. He finished third in the Ballon d’Or award that year.
According to news reports, the French international has been put up for sale by FC Barcelona.
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Here is a lot of Pros and Cons of signing Antoine Griezmann at Chelsea;
The 30-year-old second striker has been on the top level of his career for many years. He has played at several competitions all across Europe. He led the France national team to their 2018 world cup victory in Russia.
Antoine Griezmann will lead the youngsters in the Chelsea team to develop them into elite footballers.
Antoine Griezmann is a highly talented footballer, he can play in multiple positions at the front of the attack; he can play on both wings, play as a striker, and also behind strikers.
He fits perfectly into Thomas Tuchel’s 3-4-1-2 formation with him filling the position behind the striker.
He is also good with the head
Signing Antoine Griezmann will increase the fan base of the club. The 30-year-old French striker has 33.4 million followers on Instagram.
Signing the French international will increase the club’s revenue in sales.
1. Altered the development of youth:
Antoine Griezmann loves to play right behind the striker mostly acting like a second striker, the same position Kai Havertz plays. The purchase of the French International will reduce the development of Kai Havertz.
2. Large squad size:
Chelsea’s squad size needs to be reduced. There are many players Chelsea are hoping to offload before the start of next season to make room for new arrivals. Chelsea has even released some players.
Signing a player like Antoine Griezmann who will go directly into the team’s starting XI will deprive some players of their position.
3. Salary demand:
Antoine Griezmann is the second-highest salary earner at Barcelona only behind Lionel Messi in this category.
Bringing the 30-year-old striker will increase the club’s salary budget.
4. Price tag:
Antoine Griezmann according to transfermarkt.com is currently valued at €60 million with some years remaining on his contract with Barcelona. The arrival of Antoine Griezmann will cost close to €92 million.