Barcelona introduced the signing of Antoine Griezmann on Friday after the Spanish champions paid L. a. Liga opponents Atletico Madrid the 120 million euro ($135 million) unencumber clause required to signal the International Cup winner. “The participant will signal a freelance along with his new membership for the following 5 seasons, via to 30 June 2024, with a buyout clause of 800 million euros,” Barca mentioned in a remark. Friday’s announcement brings to an finish a dispute between the 2 golf equipment and Griezmann, who had lengthy aimed to transport to the Catalan giants.
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The 28-year-old failed to turn up for his aspect’s pre-season collecting on Sunday after he had introduced in Might he could be leaving the Wanda Metropolitano, even supposing he may just no longer expose his vacation spot till his unencumber clause dropped from 200 million euros to 120 million euros at first of the month.
Closing week Atletico accused Barcelona and Griezmann of a “loss of appreciate” after the Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu published the 2 golf equipment had held talks in regards to the former Actual Sociedad ahead.
Atletico additionally claimed that Griezmann had informed the membership that he had struck a care for Barcelona in March, simply days sooner than the second one leg in their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus, which noticed them dumped out via a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick after profitable the primary leg 2-Zero in Madrid.
Griezmann joined Atletico in 2014 and has scored 133 targets in 257 appearances, lifting the Europa League in 2018.
He received the Golden Boot at Euro 2016 when France have been overwhelmed within the ultimate on house soil via Portugal sooner than serving to to lead his crew to International Cup triumph in Russia final 12 months.
The sale of Griezmann comes after Atletico stumped up a whopping 126 million euros to signal emerging celebrity Joao Felix from Benfica final week, making the 19-year-old probably the most 5 costliest avid gamers in historical past.
The cost used to be a document paid via the capital membership and the very best ever won via a Portuguese outfit, and the inevitable sale of Griezmann is helping finance the sort of large switch for a tender participant.
Felix burst onto the scene final season, scoring 20 instances and making 11 assists in all competitions for Benfica as they received the Primeira Liga and reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
On Friday Atletico additionally unveiled Felix’s former Benfica teammate Ivan Saponjic, the 20-year-old arriving after signing a three-year care for the Spanish membership.