If news reports from Spain is anything to go by, Chelsea are set to activate the release clause of Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann. According to the reports, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has after the defeat to Manchester City told Roman Abramovich the wants the French attacker at Chelsea to further increase Chelsea’s attacking armoury.
Only yesterday news emerged that Griezmann has agreed to take a pay increment for an increment on his release clause which is now said to be €60 million.
Griezmann has been linked to Chelsea since the 2014/2015 ended. The rumours had died down when Chelsea signed Ramadel Falcao on loan but with Chelsea only getting one point from a possible three, it seems Jose Mourinho has finally come to terms with the fact that the current Chelsea attacking force can’t win the Blues the title.
Although an attacking midfielder, Griezmann is able to play as a striker alone or as a second striker. This much is evident by his brilliant goal scoring record in the last three seasons for both Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad.
In 2012/2013 season Griezmann scored 11 goals and 3 assists in 33 starts, his record improved even further in the 2013/2014 as he scored 22 goals and created 3 assists 43 starts. Last season for Atletico Madrid he had 27 goals and 5 assists. Wonderful record, a record most of Chelsea midfielders can’t boost of.