La Liga champions close in on Arsenal and Liverpool target

Atletico Madrid have agreed a fee with Real Sociedad for Arsenal and Liverpool target Antoine Griezmann, according to AS.

The winger will now head to the Vicente Calderon to discuss personal terms, after the La Liga champions agreed to pay his 30-million-euro buy-out-clause.

Talks were conducted by Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay, who informed the player himself of the decision to accept the offer.

Griezmann was thought to be on the radar of both Liverpool and Arsenal, following a series of excellent displays in La Liga.

He was also a part of the France World Cup squad that made it to the quarter finals of the World Cup under Didier Deschamps, before bowing out with a 1-0 defeat to eventual champions Germany.

Atletico had previously looked to sign the 23-year-old in 2011, and whilst Griezmann admitted to being keen on a move, he eventually backed down and stayed with Sociedad.

He has since gone on to establish himself as one of the most exciting young players in Europe, and is joining a club who came within seconds of a La Liga and Champions League double last term.

Griezmann now looks set to become Sociedad’s second major loss of the summer, having sold goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to Barcelona in June.


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