Three years ago to the day, Antoine Griezmann became a FC Barcelona player. A real industrial disaster.
On July 11, 2019, Antoine Griezmann officially engaged with the FC Barcelona until June 2024 after five seasons at theAtletico Madrid. A childhood dream for the native of Mâcon who unfortunately turned into a nightmare… If everything had started well, with a double scored during his second appearance under the Blaugrana tunic, the story got seriously complicated afterwards.
3 years ago to the day, Antoine Griezmann signed with FC Barcelona for 120 M€. 🔵🔴
One word to describe this passage in Catalonia? pic.twitter.com/m2aYIApkCP
– News Foot (@ActuFoot_) July 11, 2022
Beyond his difficult relationship with Lionel Messi, the tricolor world champion has struggled to find his place in the Catalan eleven. A shot placed on the right side of the attack, another time in the middle, from time to time as a striker, “Grizi” was wandered around, without managing to find his ideal position.
A money pit for Barça
So much so that after two disappointing seasons and 102 matches played in the Catalan jersey (35 goals), the Frenchman made his return to Atlético. Loaned to the Colchoneros last summer, for two seasons, Antoine Griezmann will be definitively transferred for 40 million euros to the Madrid club if he plays at least 50% of the matches for which he is available. Which is currently on the right track.
Griezmann, the stroke of madness! https://t.co/VgDiEb5jxU
— Sports.fr (@sports_fr) July 2, 2022
A lesser evil for Barça’s finances, which did not hesitate to pay 120 million euros three years ago, the amount of the release clause included in the 31-year-old striker’s contract, to offer the latter. An astronomical transfer which had largely contributed to digging the debt of the residents of Camp Nou.
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