Barcelona grab Griezmann after triggering buyout clause

Barcelona sign Griezmann from Atletico for 120m euros - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Griezmann finally joins Barca: Five things to know...

...

Barcelona's acquisition of Griezmann made him the sixth most expensive signing in history behind Ousmane Dembele, Joao Felix, Philippe Coutinho, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

"Griezmann, It's magnificent!", Barcelona said in a video on Twitter to announce their forward's arrival.

He signed a new five-year deal in June 2018 but announced in May he would be leaving the club this summer.

Despite struggling for club form, Barcelona will be encouraged by the Brazilian's performances for his country this summer, where he played a crucial role winning the nation's first Copa America title in 12 years.

The Spanish champions landed the ex-Atletico Madrid ace, 28, on Friday after activating his €120m release clause and signed him on a five-year deal.

The France attacker goes to Barca for the €120m buyout clause in his Atleti contract.

Volkswagen to contribute $2.6 billion to Ford's autonomous venture
Volkswagen's investments over three years will make it an equal partner, and the deal is subject to regulatory approvals. The cost of developing self-driving cars keeps going up.

"I wanted to tell you that I've made the decision to leave, to experience different things and have new challenges", Griezmann told the Atletico website.

"I'll defend the Barca colours with all my determination and commitment".

Now, they are contesting that because Barcelona came to terms with Griezmann months ago, which may have voided his contract, they are obligated to pay his release clause at that time, which was $225 million.

Real Sociedad, Griezmann's former club, are in line to pocket €24m from the deal due to a 20 percent sell-on clause inserted when they sold him to Atletico in 2014.

Will Griezmann be a hit at Barcelona?

Felix burst onto the scene last season, scoring 20 times and making 11 assists in all competitions for Benfica as they won the Primeira Liga and reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League. "Atletico Madrid wishes to express its strongest disapproval of the behavior of both, especially FC Barcelona, for prompting the player to break his contractual relationship with Atletico Madrid".

Related News:



Most liked

Washington state rocked by 4.6 magnitude natural disaster , 3.5 aftershock
Initial USGS reports had described the larger trembling as a magnitude 4.4 quake that began less deep in the earth's surface. Numerous viewers reported feeling the natural disaster . "We are spooked and still awake", Rob Fuhriman told KIRO TV .

Afcon 2019: Madagascar defeat was Super Eagles joker - Rohr
Algeria beat Guinea 3-0 in the last 16 before edging past Ivory Coast in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the quarter-finals. Their first was on March 11, 1976 against host Morocco. "We scored the first goal but they equalised".

Al-Shabab Kills Kenyans in Deadly Hotel Attack in Somalia
This photo provided by Mona Nalayeh shows Canadian-Somalian journalist Hodan Nalayeh in northern Somalian city of Las Anod. She founded Integration TV , an worldwide web-based video production company aimed at Somali viewers around the world.

Federer-Djokovic: eight-times champion expecting "brutal" final
He had two match points while Nadal was serving at 3-5, but the Spaniard, as he always seems to do, dug deep and managed to hold. The second was a different story as Bautista Agut dialled back a little and found that he was able to out-duel the master.

‘Robot umpires’ debut in independent Atlantic League
Every pitch I've thrown (high in the strike zone) has been a ball my whole career, since I was 6 years old until now. According to reports the move came after a recent partnership with the league and Major League Baseball.

China to impose sanctions on USA firms
They were requested by Taiwan earlier in 2019 in order to bolster its defences - "in the face of pressure" from China. The Chinese government has never renounced the use of force as an option for achieving reunification.

Here's why Trump is insulting Paul Ryan
Now I think he's making some of these knee-jerk reactions ". "Never knew how to go after the Dems like they go after us". The controversial Republican added: "He had the Majority & blew it away with his poor leadership and bad timing.

Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Switch Lite: is bigger really better?
Nintendo CEO Doug Bowser recently told CNET that no further updates to the original Switch hardware are coming this year. As long as games support handheld mode, they will work on the Switch Lite - almost 100% of games work in handheld mode.

Novak Djokovic Wins Longest Point Ever Recorded at Wimbledon
Speaking after the match , Nadal admitted there were certain areas where Federer just outclassed him in the match . Nadal said defeat was tough but graciously congratulated Federer on being the better player on the day.

Mom jailed after sharing viral video of her daughter licking tongue depressor
Her soon-to-be ex-husband says he was horrified when he realized the girl in the video was his daughter. One woman ruined a rival business's ice cream batch by urinating into it, court documents revealed.

Hawaii evacuation: Thousands flee as brush fire rages in Maui
David Ige tweeted: 'A big mahalo to Oprah for giving Maui County access to your private road for use to assist in the Maui fire'. Smoke from the brush fire raging in central Maui , Hawaii, is seen in a video screengrab from HawaiiNewsNow , July 11, 2019.

Hamilton expects Ferrari to up their pace at Silverstone
Gasly's team-mate Max Verstappen , who won last time out in Austria, sat seventh in FP2 after finishing third in the opener. Norris has been instrumental in taking McLaren into fourth in the constructors' championship and has shown huge promise.

Raids targeting undocumented immigrants set to begin within days
But this week, sources in Washington say they are back - with ICE expected to pursue at least 2,000 immigrants beginning Sunday. The plan would also allow for the possible detention and deportation of people who were not specifically targeted.

Neymar can leave if the deal benefits all: PSG
Given that Barca are about to splash €120m on Antoine Griezmann , exploring other avenues to fund the Neymar deal is wise. Despite his injury, PSG demanded Neymar's attendance for a team gathering and are now likely to fine him for his absence.

California couple sue over fertility clinic foul-up
Ms and Mr Manukyan had unsuccessfully gone through IVF in August 2018 using an embryo they thought was theirs. Despite the custody battle, she praised the Queens woman who gave birth to the twins and wished her the best.