Barcelona to sign Antoine Griezmann; deal has $900M buyout clause

Barcelona sign Griezmann from Atletico for 120m euros - Xinhua | English.news.cn

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Barca recently completed the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, after activating the player's £108million release clause.

He signed a new five-year deal in June 2018 but announced in May he would be leaving the club this summer.

The World Cup victor, 28, has signed a five-year deal with the Spanish giants after they activated the £107m clause in his deal with Atleti.

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Barcelona have signed Antoine Griezmann after they deposited the Atletico Madrid forward's €120 million buyout clause with La Liga, an amount that Atleti claim is €80m short.

Antoine Griezmann has dominated world football for the last four-five years now, holding his own in front of the indomitable duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Griezmann had a contract with Atletico until 2023 with a buyout clause of €200 million ($224 million), but the clause automatically fell to €120 million on July 1.

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The 28 year old scored 133 goals in 257 appearances for Atletico Madrid as the club's fifth-highest goalscorer. Finally, our paths cross.

With big moves Barcelona are aiming to win it all after being disappointed last season.

Real Sociedad, Griezmann's former club, are in line to pocket €24m from the deal due to a 20 percent sell-on clause inserted when they sold him to Atletico in 2014.

As well as his World Cup success in Russian Federation last summer, he is also a Champions League and European Championship runner-up after Atletico and France fell at the final hurdle in those respective competitions in 2016.

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