Barcelona complete Griezmann signing from Atletico Madrid

Barcelona has completed the signing of French forward, Antoine Griezmann, from fellow Spanish side, Atletico Madrid.

The 28-year-old will join after the Catalan club paid his full €120 million (£107.6m) buyout fee on Friday.

The club has announced that he will sign a five-year contract that ties him to Nou Camp until June 30, 2024.

Griezmann’s contract with Barca will have a buyout clause of €800m, the Spanish champions added in a statement.

He is expected to be presented as a new FC Barcelona player next week, and the club confirmed they would be announcing official details of his presentation in due course. 

Griezmann was linked with a move to Ernesto Valverde’s side at the end of the 2017-18 season.

However, he opted to reject a move away from Atletico Madrid and chose to sign a new five-year deal at the Wanda Metropolitano.