Two years after leaving Atleti, Antoine Griezmann (30) returned to Madrid. The Frenchman has signed a loan for the rest of the season, with a commitment to buy next summer.
After what became a frantic battle against the clock, three transfers were confirmed Wednesday night. First was Saúl Ñíguez’s loan from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea, with Chelsea reportedly getting the chance to buy the midfielder for €40m – NOK410m – next summer.
That left the path open for Antoine Griezmann, who returns to Atletico Madrid after two years in Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona confirm the deal.
The Frenchman initially signed a loan agreement for the rest of the season. Barcelona wrote in a press release that Atletico are committed to buying Griezmann in the summer of 2022. According to him, among other things Fabrizio Romano And Marker The price will then be 40 million euros – the equivalent of 410 million Norwegian kroner.
As the final step in the transitional streak, Barcelona are said to have signed Luc de Jong from Seville, according to Spanish media.
After establishing himself at a high level in La Liga at Real Sociedad, star Antoine Griezmann spread to Atletico Madrid.
With 133 goals in 257 matches, the Frenchman became the big star in Diego Simeone’s team, and he also became a key player in the French national team, as he helped win the 2018 World Cup.
In the summer of 2019, he was ready for Barcelona, after the Catalan club paid Griezmann’s €120 million purchase clause. At Barcelona, he participated in winning the Spanish Cup, but struggled to become the same starting player he was playing at Atletico and stands with 35 goals in 102 games for Barcelona.
Last summer, Atletico signed Luis Suarez from Barcelona, after Barcelona allowed the Uruguayan to leave the club for free. Suárez responded with 21 goals at Atletico, helping the Madridist club secure their first league title in seven years.
Earlier this summer, it became clear that Barcelona could not offer Lionel Messi a new contract due to the club’s financial situation and LaLiga’s financial regulations, which led to Messi signing with Paris Saint-Germain.
In return, Barcelona signed, among others, Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay, before they also moved to Luc de Jong from Seville on Tuesday, according to Spanish media.
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