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Football: Antoine Griezmann joins Barcelona from Atletico Madrid

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Atletico Madrid’s World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann has finally completed his long-awaited move to , the La Liga giants announced on Friday.

“FC Barcelona has paid the 120 million euro buyout clause to release Antoine Griezmann from Atlético Madrid. The player will sign a contract with his new club for the next five seasons, through to 30 June 2024, with a buyout clause of 800 million euros,” said Barcelona, in a statement issued on their website.

Griezmann failed to show up for his side’s pre-season gathering on Sunday after he had announced in May he would be leaving the Wanda Metropolitano but could not reveal his destination until his release clause dropped from 200 million euros to 120 million euros on 1 July.

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On Friday, Atletico accused Barcelona and Griezmann of a “lack of respect” after the Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed the two clubs had held talks about the former Real Sociedad forward.

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Griezmann joined Atletico in 2014 and scored 133 goals in 257 appearances for Los Rojiblancos, lifting the Copa del Rey as well as the Europa League.

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