Juan­fran: Atletico un­fazed by Griez­mann to Barcelona talk

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Atletico Madrid de­fender Juan­fran has said he is not wor­ried by spec­u­la­tion that An­toine Griez­mann could join Barcelona as a re­place­ment for Ney­mar.

On Wed­nes­day, Barcelona con­firmed that Ney­mar will miss train­ing be­cause he in­tends to leave, with a huge move to Paris Saint-Ger­main draw­ing closer.

Griez­mann signed a new con­tract with Atleti ear­lier this sum­mer, and both Marca and Sport re­ported that it con­tains a 200m re­lease clause that ap­plies un­til Sep. 1 next year be­fore drop­ping to 100m.

Mundo De­portivo said that meant Barca would be more in­ter­ested in sign­ing Griez­mann next sum­mer, but re­cent re­ports claim they have iden­ti­fied him as their main tar­get if PSG meet Ney­mar’s 222m re­lease clause.

AS said In­sta­gram and Twit­ter mes­sages posted by Griez­mann on Tues­day showed he was weigh­ing up his next move.

But Juan­fran told re­porters: “The mar­ket is go­ing a bit crazy, and any [trans­fer] oper­a­tion can have knock-on ef­fects.

“Play­ers are worth what­ever a team is will­ing to pay. We can­not say who is worth more or less, the mar­ket dic­tates that.

“But we are not con­cerned as Griez­mann is happy at Atleti and we want him to give ev­ery­thing for Atleti.”

An­toine Griez­mann

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