Barcelona Sign Atletico Madrid Striker Antoine Griezmann for £107m
Spanish Giants, Barcelona have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid for a fee reported to be 120m euro (£107m).
The French striker had been linked wiith a move to the Camp Nou all summer. Earlier in the month, Atletico complained that Barca and Griezmann were disrespectful for agreeing a deal before he had asked to leave the Madrid club.
The 28-year-old World Cup winner has penned a five-year deal which includes an 800m euro (£717m) release clause.
Griezmann joined Atletico from Real Sociedad in 2014 and scored 133 goals in 256 appearances.
He signed a new five-year deal in June 2018 but announced in May he would be leaving the club this summer.
The 2018 World Cup winner becomes the world’s sixth most expensive signing behind Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho, Joao Felix and Ousmane Dembele.
Griezmann won the Europa League, the Spanish Super Cup and the Uefa Super Cup during his time at Atletico and was the team’s top scorer in each of the last five seasons.
He becomes Barca’s fourth major signing of the summer, following the acquisition of midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Ajax, goalkeeper Neto from Valencia and defender Emerson from Brazilian side Atletico-MG.