March 28, 2023


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Atletico Madrid sign Antoine Griezmann from Barcelona on permanent deal for €20m plus €4m add-ons

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Antoine Griezmann has re-joined Atletico Madrid on a permanent basis after Barcelona agreed to reduce the transfer fee from €40 million to €20m, Atletico have confirmed.

Barca president Joan Laporta revealed on Sunday that Atletico could also have to pay an additional €4m in “easily attainable add ons,” with Griezmann agreeing a contract until 2026 at the Metropolitano.

Barca and Atletico had been in dispute over a clause in the contract that saw Griezmann return to Atletico on loan at the start of the 2021-22 campaign.

Griezmann, 31, joined Atletico on a two-year loan deal with an obligatory purchase option of €40m in the event he played over 45 minutes in 50% of the games he was available for.

At one point, Barca claimed that clause kicked in after the first season of the loan, even threatening legal action in the event Atletico did not comply.

Griezmann played over 45 minutes in 30 of the 37 games he was available in 2021-22.

Atletico, meanwhile, started to use Griezmann sparingly this season , bringing him on after the 60th minute in a string of games in an attempt to reduce the percentage of games he met the threshold for.

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