La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have re-signed ahead Antoine Griezmann from Barcelona on a one-year mortgage deal.
Atletico can pay the participant’s wages and there’s a obligatory clause to make the switch everlasting.
The France worldwide scored 133 targets in 257 video games for Atletico, leaving in 2019 after Barcelona paid his £107m buyout clause.
However the 30-year-old scored simply 35 targets in 102 video games and managed to win solely received the Copa del Rey with Barca.
He’s the eleventh participant to depart financially struggling Barcelona this summer time, together with Lionel Messi.
Barcelona needed to let their all-time high goalscorer depart to suit inside La Liga’s wage construction, and Messi joined Paris St-Germain.
Griezmann is the third switch deadline day sale from Barcelona. Proper-back Emerson Royal joined Tottenham for £25.8m and teenage midfielder Ilaix Moriba moved to RB Leipzig for £13.7m.
Final summer time, Atletico signed striker Luis Suarez from Barcelona and he helped Diego Simeone’s aspect win La Liga.
Chelsea signed Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 26, from Atletico on a season-long mortgage deal.
French soccer professional Julien Laurens on BBC Radio 5 Reside
Probably the most baffling factor for me is that but once more, like they did with Luis Suarez final summer time, Barcelona are simply strengthening the squad of their opponents for the title.
Griezmann was not completely satisfied at Barca, however you might be giving certainly one of your direct opponents for the title – and one of many different massive golf equipment in Spain – certainly one of your greatest gamers arguably, a unbelievable participant, and you do not get something in alternate.
I do not know who makes these choices, however I discover them loopy choices. Unbelievable.