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Antoine Griezmann joins Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on everlasting deal

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Antoine Griezmann has rejoined Atletico Madrid on a everlasting foundation after Barcelona agreed to scale back the switch charge from €40 million to €20m, Atletico have confirmed.

Barca president Joan Laporta revealed on Sunday that Atletico may additionally need to pay a further €4m in “simply attainable add ons,” with Griezmann agreeing a contract till 2026 on the Metropolitano.

Barca and Atletico had been in dispute over a clause within the contract that noticed Griezmann return to Atletico on mortgage at first of the 2021-22 marketing campaign.

Griezmann, 31, joined Atletico on a two-year mortgage cope with an compulsory buy possibility of €40m within the occasion he performed over 45 minutes in 50% of the video games he was obtainable for.

At one level, Barca claimed that clause kicked in after the primary season of the mortgage, even threatening authorized motion within the occasion Atletico didn’t comply.

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Griezmann performed over 45 minutes in 30 of the 37 video games he was obtainable in 2021-22.

Atletico, in the meantime, began to make use of Griezmann sparingly this season , bringing him on after the sixtieth minute in a string of video games in an try to scale back the proportion of video games he met the brink for.

The France worldwide signed for Barca from Atletico in 2019 when the Catalan membership paid his €120m launch clause, one yr after he turned down a transfer to Camp Nou on the finish of a documentary he had recorded known as The Determination.

Barca would later pay Atletico a further €15m, reportedly as a penalty as a result of that they had first approached Griezmann when his clause was nonetheless €200m, though each golf equipment denied that was the case on the time.

As a substitute, they claimed the €15m was a down fee for Barca to have the primary refusal on Saul Niguez, Jose Gimenez and three different gamers in Atletico’s academy.

Griezmann scored 35 targets in 102 appearances over two years for Barca.

In his first season again at Atletico, the place he scored 133 occasions throughout his first spell between 2014 and 2019, Griezmann netted eight occasions in 36 video games.

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