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Atletico Madrid have signed ahead Antoine Griezmann from Barcelona on a one-year mortgage with an possibility for a second 12 months and an obligation to make it a everlasting switch.

There have been doubts as as to if Atletico and Barça had accomplished the deal on time, whereas the character of the switch additionally modified late within the day because it was initially organized as a one-year mortgage with just one name possibility.

The mortgage extension could be triggered by both facet and Atletico pays all of the participant’s salaries.

? ⚪ #BienvenidoGriezmann

?? @AntoGriezmann needs to put on our shirt to the settlement between our membership and Barcelona for his session.

Welcome, Antoine! ?

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– Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) 31 August 2021

Griezmann accomplished a controversial switch from Atletico to Barça in 2019 when the Catalans triggered a € 120 million emission clause when it was decreased from € 200 million. Atletico claimed that for the reason that participant already had a contract with Barça earlier than the cut-off, they have been chargeable for the total quantity.

Griezmann was initially linked to a return to Atletico earlier this summer time when talks have been held over a proposed switch with Saul Niguez on his technique to Camp Nou.

It fell aside and Saul has since moved to Chelsea on mortgage, however there was additionally a possible deal on the desk that included Joao Felix on his technique to Barça in the other way as an alternative. However, Atletico didn’t wish to let go of the gifted Portuguese.

Instead, Griezmann has returned to Atletico with out different gamers being concerned within the deal.

The Frenchman, now 30, beforehand scored 133 targets in 257 appearances for Atletico throughout his first spell with the membership after leaving Real Sociedad in 2014. He helped the membership win the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup, as effectively as play the 2016 Champions League ultimate.

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