FC Barcelona confirmed the signing of Antoine Griezmann

Published on: 12 July 2019

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.

Antoine Griezmann is yet to be presented as a new member of the Barça first team.

Greiemann began his career with local side Charnay-les-Macon he headed for San Sebastián in 2005 at the age of 14, he made his first team debut at the age of 18 in 2009.

Griezmann was one of the key figures in the return to the First Division of Real Sociedad a spell in the Second Division. In the Basque Country he played 202 games for the txuri urdin, scoring 52 goals. The Frenchman’s outstanding performances led to a €30 million move to Atlético in the summer of 2014.

He reached  the final of the 2016 European Championship played in France, where he won the Golden Boot as top scorer with six goals.

He was also outstanding for France's World Cup winning side in 2018 in Russia, where he was the MVP of the final against Croatia.