Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann Under Fire For Racially Insensitive Party Costume

Toby Melville  Reuters                   Antoine Griezmann at Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on 5 December

It looked to be a foregone conclusion once Jose Mourinho identified Antoine Griezmann as his number one transfer target last summer.

The family of the 26-year-old Atletico Madrid striker are said to have met with Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu to finalise personal terms ahead of the France worldwide moving to the Camp Nou next summer.

Griezmann looked destined to head to Manchester United at the time, with the striker declaring he there was a 60 per cent chance of him going.

FC Barcelona (Spain) have begun the activities toward acquiring forward Antoine Griezmann from Atlético Madrid (Spain).

Atletico manager Diego Simeone recently admitted he would not get in the way of Griezmann leaving the club.

Speaking to l'Equipe, Simeone said: "Of course Griezmann will be able to leave at some point, the same way [Diego] Costa and Arda Turan were allowed to leave".

Barcelona's director Guillermo Amor says it is possible that club President Joseph Maria Bartomeu may have met with representatives of Los Rojiblancos star Antonio Griezmann.

"Though, I don't know anything for sure".

In it the 26-year old included a picture of a Harlem Globetrotters costume he wore for an '80s party.

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