Barcelona signing Griezmann: Sometimes the train comes around twice

Barcelona signing Griezmann: Sometimes the train comes around twice

Barcelona signing Griezmann: Sometimes the train comes around twice

Asked about the club's statement following Barcelona's signing of Griezmann, in which they demand the full 200 million, Cerezo said: "If the club has released that statement, it's because they have evidence".

Last month Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin revealed he had known about the impending transfer since March.

Contacted by AFP on Saturday, the club refused to comment.

LaLiga champions Barca have announced the signing of France forward Griezmann on a five-year contract until June 2024. Earlier in the window full-back, Lucas Hernandez joined Bayern Munich while club captain Diego Godin joined Inter Milan after his contract expired at the end of last season.

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He said in a video on Barcelona's Twitter: "When I was a boy, my dad taught me that trains don't come around just once".

"I wanted to tell you that I've made the decision to leave, to experience different things and have new challenges", Griezmann told the Atletico website. Finally, our paths cross.

It was heavily suspected that the French forward would leave Atletico after the World Cup in Russian Federation, where he scored in the final and came home with a winners' medal.

Griezmann, 28, is expected to arrive in Barcelona over the weekend, where he will pen a five-year contract with the Spanish champions before joining preseason training next week.

World Cup victor Griezmann, 28, links up with Argentine star Lionel Messi among others at Barcelona, as the Catalans boast even more frightening attacking options next season.

He joined Sociedad at the age of 14 and made his debut for the San Sebastian side aged 18.

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