Agent claims Spurs missed out on Barcelona star by £6m 

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Antoine Griezmann’s former agent, Eric Olhats, has revealed that Tottenham missed out on a deal to sign the Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann by £6m.

Griezmann made a name for himself at Real Sociedad before being snapped up by Atletico Madrid in 2014.

It was during the five seasons he spent at the Spanish capital that the forward become a household name and was widely recognised as one of the best players in La Liga. 

His exploits for Atletico saw Barcelona pay €120m (£103.5m) to snap him up in the summer of 2019.

Although the French international has recorded decent numbers since arriving at Camp Nou, he has not quite managed to live up to the expectations that came with his bumper transfer fee.

Reports indicate that the Catalan giants could look to cash in on the 30-year-old during this summer’s transfer window. 

Olhats has now explained that Spurs could have brought Griezmann to the Premier League back in 2014 but the North Londoners fell short of meeting his former client’s €30m release clause.

He told Mundo Deportivo (as relayed by Sport Witness): “Tottenham came for Griezmann and offered 23 million (£19.8m), but Real [Sociedad] demanded the 30 (£25.8m) of his release clause, period. And he did not go away.”

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