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Barcelona’s Debt Reaches A Whopping £800m After Signing Antoine Griezmann From Atletico Madrid

Barcelona’s Debt Reaches A Whopping £800m After Signing Antoine Griezmann From Atletico Madrid

Barcelona's debt has reached an astonishing £800m after their sensational capture of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish club signed the ex-Atletico superstar, 28, on Friday after activating his £108m release clause.

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But the money splashed out on Griezmann has only added to the debt that Barca have incredibly amassed.

According to reports in Spain, Barcelona might need to sell some of their players to help contain their growing debt.

Barca flop Malcom has been linked with a move to Arsenal and winger Ousmane Dembele could be shown the door following the arrival of Griezmann.

Philippe Coutinho's future remains uncertain after a disappointing season and has been linked with a sensational return to Liverpool.

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Barcelona also have plans to splash out £538m on renovating the Camp Nou, which is expected to finish in 2023.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Griezmann signed a five-year deal and has a staggering €800m release clause, which is even higher than the €700m buyout clause for Lionel Messi.

And the French World Cup winner said that he came to the Spanish champions to win "everything."

He told Spanish newspaper Marca: "I am very happy, very excited and eager to work with the team.

"Here I have new challenges, new targets and, hopefully, I can do it in the best possible way.

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Credit: PA

"The target is to win everything, including the Copa del Rey, La Liga Santander and the Champions League.

"I spoke with Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele, with whom I am friends, and I want to have fun with them.

"I wanted to come here and my family followed me. Sometimes you have to make decisions and it's a joy to play by [Lionel Messi's] side.

"I want to know what it is like on a day-to-day basis and in training.

"This is a great club and I want to work with my teammates and for the coach, have fun outside and on the field and, hopefully, bring a lot of joy and enjoy it together."

Will Griezmann be successful at Barcelona?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Barcelona

Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Antoine Griezmann, Champions League, Copa del Rey, La Liga, Barca

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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