Antoine Griezmann: FC Barcelona sign French striker for €120 million

Barcelona sign French star Griezmann

But now the saga is finally over, with Griezmann being announced as Barcelona's third arrival of the summer.

Griezmann joins Barcelona on a five-year deal with a buyout clause of €800m.

Enrique Cerezo has added further fuel to the fire of Atletico Madrid's frustration following Antoine Griezmann's move to Barcelona.

The stats Griezmann amassed in five seasons with Atletico Madrid show just how important was to the team's cause.

However, within minutes of Barcelona's announcement, Atletico said they believed "the amount paid is insufficient to meet the release clause as it is obvious that the agreement between the player and Barcelona had been concluded before the release clause dropped from 200 million euros to 120 million euros" at the start of the month. The club posted Griezmann's photo wearing Barcelona's traditional home jersey as well.

Earlier in July, Atletico hit out at both Barcelona and Griezmann for showing them "disrespect" in reportedly agreeing a transfer in March.

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.

'Atlético de Madrid considers that the deposited amount is insufficient to cover his buyout clause, since it is obvious that the agreement between the player and FC Barcelona was closed before the clause was reduced from Euro 200 million to Euro 120 million.

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.

Before joining Atletico Madrid in July 2014, Griezmann had played for another Spanish club, Real Sociedad.

Barcelona announced the World Cup winner's move to the Catalan capital from Atletico Madrid on Friday.

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