Atletico Madrid have confirmed that Antoine Griezmann has accomplished his everlasting return to the membership from Barcelona.
The Frenchman first joined Atletico in 2014 from Actual Sociedad and went on to grow to be one of many defining figures within the membership’s trendy historical past, notably serving to them attain the Champions League ultimate in 2016 and win the Europa League in 2018.
After flirting with a transfer to Barça in 2018, he ultimately swapped the capital for Catalonia in 2019, although proved to be an underwhelming signing and was loaned again to Atletico firstly of final season on a two-year deal.
And Los Rojiblancos confirmed on Monday afternoon that they’ve now accomplished the re-signing of Griezmann on a everlasting foundation.
“Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona have reached an settlement for the switch of Antoine Griezmann, who because the summer time of 2021 and up to now had performed for our membership on mortgage from the Barça entity,” Atletico stated in an announcement.
“As well as, the French striker has signed a contract that may hyperlink him to our entity till June 30, 2026.”
Atletico have been subjected to criticism from Barcelona corners earlier this season after they tried to circumnavigate activating a purchase order clause in extra of €40m by solely taking part in Griezmann for restricted intervals of video games.
Barcelona membership president Joan Laporta has since confirmed that Atletico pays €20m up entrance plus an extra €4m in add-ons for Griezmann, having offered him to the Blaugrana for a whopping €120m.