The story behind why Griezmann is only playing 30 minutes per game
According to Spanish football reporter Guillem Balague, there was a clause in Griezmann's loan contract that would oblige Atletico to buy the forward for 40m euros should he play more than 45 minutes in more than 50% of their games.
In response, Atletico boss Diego Simeone has used Griezmann as a substitute after 60 minutes in eight of his 11 appearances this season to ensure that clause was not triggered.
Griezmann could make his first appearance back as a permanent Atletico Madrid player against Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The 2018 World Cup winner is the fourth-highest scorer in the club's history with 144 goals in 304 appearances over two spells, having initially joined from Real Sociedad in 2014.
He was won the Europa League, Spanish Super Cup and Uefa Super Cup during his time at Wanda Metropolitano.
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