​Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann will have to pay compensation if he does not opt to join Barcelona next summer, according to ​Sport.


The two clubs have reportedly agreed a "secret pact", detailing the conditions of a proposed transfer and the consequences if it is to fall through.


Should a deal fail to be concluded, Griezmann will be forced to pay compensation to Barcelona, and Barcelona will likewise be required to pay a sum to the player.

The terms of the 26-year-old's potential contract have been agreed, but a transfer fee has not yet been negotiated.


The Blaugrana are attempting to avoid paying Griezmann's full €100m release clause, although ​Atletico are reluctant to accept a reduced fee.


Sport claim, however, that the deal is all but done regardless of any difficulties in negotiation.

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Barcelona are reportedly already considering when to unveil the signing of Griezmann, which is likely to be after this summer's World Cup finals in Russia.


The former ​Real Sociedad man had previously been strongly linked with a move to ​Manchester United, but the Red Devils' imminent acquisition of Alexis Sanchez means that they are expected to end their interest.


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Griezmann will, instead, move to ​Barcelona, if Sport's report is to be believed, where he will join an already formidable attack consisting of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho.