CONFIRMED: Barcelona include €800m release clause in Antoine Griezmann contract after completing €120m move

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Antoine Griezmann is off to Barcelona
Antoine Griezmann is off to Barcelona

France forward Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona from Atletico Madrid after the Catalan club announced they had paid his 120 million euro (£107.6m) buyout fee.

The 28-year-old will sign a five-year contract which ties him to Barca until June 30, 2024.

Griezmann’s new contract contains a buyout clause of 800m euros (£733m), the Spanish champions added in a statement.

“With his arrival at FC Barcelona, the Frenchman takes another step forward in his career with the goal of consolidating his place as one of the best players in the world,” the Spanish league champions said in a statement.

Griezmann had announced in May he would be leaving Atletico Madrid after spending five seasons in the Spanish capital.

Barcelona have long been linked with a move for the 2018 World Cup winner.

Last month Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin revealed he had known about the impending transfer since March.

Griezmann moved to Atleti from Real Sociedad in 2014 and helped the club win the Europa League in 2018, scoring twice in the final against Marseille.

He joined Sociedad at the age of 14 and made his debut for the San Sebastian side aged 18.

As well as his World Cup success with France, he is also a Champions League and European Championship runner-up after Atletico and France fell at the final hurdle in those respective competitions.


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