Antoine Griezmann Signing Takes Barcelona

Barcelona finally confirmed the capture of Antoine Griezmann on Friday afternoon and paying €120 million for the Frenchman has taken their transfer spending over €1 billion for the past five years.

It took a while to get there but finally Barcelona have announced that they’ve signed Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, agreeing to pay the €120 million release clause that the player’s contract dropped down to on July 1st.

The deal represents the joint most Barca have ever paid for a transfer outright, levelling things up with Philippe Coutinho and also means they’ve spend over €1 billion in transfers in the last five years, more than anyone else, according to Voetbal International.