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Antoine Griezmann completes move to Atletico Madrid

Atlético Madrid took to their official social media account to announce that French forward Antoine Griezmann’s move from Barcelona has now been made permanent, with the World Cup winner putting pen to paper on a deal which keeps him at the club until 2026.

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have now reached an agreement on a permanent deal for Antoine Griezmann to join his former club on a permanent deal.

Griezmann joined Barcelona from Atletico in 2019, but in 2021 he returned to the team from the capital in what initially seemed like a loan deal.

However, now the two teams have come together to find an agreement for a permanent transfer, with a statement from Atletico saying the forward will sign on until the summer of 2026.

L’Équipe reported that Atlético paid a €20 million fee to secure the Frenchman’s signing, half of what the reported permanent option had been in the loan deal, which supposedly prompted the club to stop starting him in matches.

As a result, Griezmann has almost always come off the bench in the second half of games this season, so as to not accumulate the number of starts necessary to trigger the clause.

The former Real Sociedad man will reportedly also take a pay cut from €12m to €8m a year. Since returning to the Spanish capital, he has found the net 11 times, adding to the 133 he scored in his first spell.

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