Barcelona Complete Signing Of Antoine Griezmann For £108 Million

Tanya Simon
July 12, 2019

The transfer of forward Griezmann to the Catalan club has been made official after weeks of speculation, with the 28-year-old having announced he would depart Atletico after five years in the Spanish capital this summer.

Barcelona have finally confirmed the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal.

Despite Barcelona's decision not to present Griezmann, their marquee summer signing, the club remain confident that the new £108m man will be accepted and become a hit with their fans.

The France forwards' release clause dropped from €200m (£180m) to €120m (£107m) on July 1.

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And now Griezmann has been confirmed as a Barcelona player. Atletico released a statement last week, criticizing the player for negotiating a deal with Barcelona in March and failing to show up to training while still under contract, awaiting the move.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup victor has signed a five-year contract with the club, running on until 2024.

Griezmann had been heavily linked with a move to Barca last summer but ended up signing a new contact with Atletico until 2023.

The 2016 Euro top-scorer brings an end to his five-year stay with Diego Simeone's side, which saw him clinch three trophies, namely the 2014/15 Supercopa de Espana, the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League and the 2018/19 UEFA Super Cup respectively with Atleti.

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