Get up to speed with the transfer news of FC Barcelona who loans out Antoine Griezmann to his former club Atletico Madrid.
Financial woes at the Camp Nou have forced the club to loan out French forward Antoine Griezmann to his former club Atletico Madrid. Meanwhile, Emerson has joined Premier League club Tottenham for a transfer fee of around €25 million, and Rey Manaj has joined Italian club Spezia.
Griezmann has agreement for two years contract plus one option. He’s BACK at Atléti. Shocking move of the day. pic.twitter.com/kBQAkgQyLt
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2021
However, they have brought in Luke De Jong on loan from Sevilla after the departure of Antoine Griezmann to his former club. Despite, Laporta’s big promises, all the big stars from the club have left and now Barcelona. It will be interesting to see how Ronald Koeman drills his boys to perform better than last year.
Griezmann has signed a 2-year loan deal with Atletico with an option to make the move permanent for €40 million. Subsequently, Atletico will make a huge profit considering that they sold him to Barcelona in 2019 for a transfer fee of around €120 million.
Barcelona Transfer News 2021-22: Antoine Griezmann rejoins Atletico Madrid
30-years-old French forward Antoine Griezmann will return to his former club on loan after a disappointing spell with the Blaugranas. He will rejoin his former manager Diego Simeone who knows the best position of Griezmann and under whom he reached 2 UEFA Champions League finals.
The French forward was on massive salary at the Camp Nou and was not performing up to the mark. Meanwhile, he has been loaned out to Atletico who will now pay his massive salary. This decision comes as a surprise even after the departure of Lionel Messi.
Antoine Griezmann time in LA LIGA
Antoine Griezmann started his La Liga career with Real Sociedad where he quickly developed through the youth ranks. Subsequently, he became a crucial part of the team featuring in 201 games for the club in all competitions finding the net 50 times, and assisting many goals.
He joined Atletico Madrid in 2014 and since joining the club, became the favorite of Diego Simeone. Meanwhile, he was drilled and polished in the Atletico Madrid team who recognized his young talent. He became a crucial part of the team featuring in 257 games and scoring 133 goals for the club in all competitions.
In 2019, Barcelona announced the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico for a transfer fee of around €120 million. Since joining the club, he managed to feature in 102 games for the club scoring 35 goals during his 2-year spell with the club.
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