Barcelona have signed France ahead Antoine Griezmann from Los angeles Liga opponents Atletico Madrid after paying his 120m euro (£107m) buyout clause.
The 28-year-old Global Cup winner has signed a five-year deal which incorporates an 800m euro (£717m) unlock clause.
Griezmann joined Atletico from Actual Sociedad in 2014 and scored 133 targets in 256 appearances.
He signed a brand new five-year deal in June 2018 however introduced in Might he can be leaving the membership this summer season.
The 2018 Global Cup winner turns into the sector’s 6th most costly signing at the back of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho, Joao Felix and Ousmane Dembele.
Griezmann gained the Europa League, the Spanish Tremendous Cup and the Uefa Tremendous Cup all over his time at Atletico and was once the group’s best scorer in each and every of the closing 5 seasons.
He turns into Barca’s fourth primary signing of the summer season, following the purchase of midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Ajax, goalkeeper Neto from Valencia and defender Emerson from Brazilian facet Atletico-MG.
Griezmann – do you know?
- Barca’s newest signing was once to begin with rejected as a footballer ahead of attaining his teenage years for being too small
- Griezmann is an NBA enthusiast and his favorite participant is Derrick Rose of Detroit Pistons
- Griezmann’s area in Madrid has a basketball court docket for him to apply
- The Frenchman is a lover of Uruguay and its tradition after being influenced by means of team-mates from the rustic
A switch saga and Barca’s giant choices
Atletico reported Barcelona to Fifa over an alleged unlawful means for Griezmann in December 2017.
Griezmann then rejected an be offering from Barcelona closing yr and printed his idea procedure in a documentary known as The Resolution.
However previous this month Atletico mentioned each Barca and Griezmann had been disrespectful for agreeing a deal ahead of he had requested to go away the Madrid membership.
Griezmann is the 3rd high-profile participant to go away Atletico this summer season after defender Lucas Hernandez joined Bayern Munich and long-serving captain Diego Godin left to enroll in Inter Milan after his contract expired, whilst the membership has additionally spent 126m euros to shop for Felix from Benfica.
Atletico completed 2nd in Los angeles Liga closing season, 9 issues at the back of Griezmann’s new membership.
Griezmann, who completed 3rd within the balloting for the Ballon d’Or in 2016 and 2018, joins Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Dembele as Barcelona’s high-profile ahead choices.