Barcelona Complete Signing Of Antoine Griezmann For £108 Million
Barcelona have confirmed the stunning signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atlético Madrid.
Barcelona have paid the €120 million (£108 million) buyout clause to release Griezmann from his Atletico Madrid contract.
He's put pen to paper on a five-year deal, through to 30 June 2024 with a buyout clause of €800 million.
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Griezmann becomes the world's sixth most expensive transfer behind Ousmane Dembele, Joao Felix, Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho and Neymar.
He enjoyed five seasons at Atletico Madrid following his move from Real Sociedad in 2014.
He scored 133 goals in all competitions during his prolific spell in the Spanish capital, where he won the Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and the Spanish Super Cup.
The 28-year-old becomes the club's fourth signing of the summer after Emerson, Frenkie de Jong and Neto. They remain in the market for another attacker with Neymar heavily linked with a sensational return to Catalunya.
Ernesto Valverde now boasts a wealth of attacking options in the shape of club captain Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, Malcom and, of course, Griezmann.
Barcelona are expected to present Griezmann at the Camp Nou next week, with the club set to announce official details of his presentation in due course.