Atletico Madrid have agreed a permanent transfer of Antoine Griezmann with La Liga rivals Barcelona.
French striker Griezmann has been on loan at Atletico since August 2021 but was recently restricted to 30-minute cameos due to financial clauses in the deal.
Atletico would reportedly have to pay Barcelona €40m (£35m) under the two-year loan deal to make the move permanent if the 31-year-old world champion played more than 45 minutes in more than 50 per cent of games.
Griezmann, who joined Barca from Atletico in 2019 for £108m, has agreed a contract until June 2026 to complete his return to Civitas Metropolitano.
“Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona have agreed on the transfer of Antoine Griezmann, who has been playing for our club since the summer of 2021 and so far on loan from FC Barcelona,” read a statement on Atletico’s website.
“The French striker has also signed a contract that binds him to our club until June 30, 2026.”
Griezmann, who has 42 goals in 110 caps and won the 2018 World Cup, has three goals and two assists in 11 club games this season.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/antoine-griezmann-fc-barcelona-atletico-madrid-france-french-b2199490.html Antoine Griezmann returns to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona for good