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Antoine Griezmann
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Antoine Griezmann is a French footballer that plays in the position “forward” and is very successful and famous. He was born in 1991 and started his senior football career in 2009. He has played in three teams since the start of his senior career, and all are (or were at some point in time) a part of the La Liga. Until 2014, he played for Real Sociedad and scored a few crucial goals to qualify his team for the Champions League. As a player, he has many honors, including:

  • Onze d'Or in 2014/2015
  • Six times La Liga Player of the Month
  • La Liga Best Player in 2015/2016
  • UEFA Europa League Player of the Season in 2017/2018
  • FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball and Silver Boot in 2018

Griezmann’s Football Transfer History

  • 2005: Maconnais to Real Sociedad – free transfer
  • 2014: Real Sociedad to Atletico Madrid – £48.60 million
  • 2019: Atletico Madrid to FC Barcelona – £108 million

His first transfer was from Real Sociedad to Atletico Madrid in 2014, and he signed a contract for six years with the Spanish team. They reported that they paid a fee close to his “buyout price,” which was around £24 million. Before this move, the young player declared in 2011 that he would like to move to Los Rojiblancos, but Jose Luis Caminero was delighted to get him three years later. He played for Atletico Madrid until 2019 and scored plenty of fantastic goals for them. He extended his contract with the team after learning that the team had a transfer ban and couldn't sign anyone else. Also, after the 2016-2017 season, his release clause was raised to £87 million. The player was reportedly illegally approached by Barcelona at the end of 2017, and the player extended his contract with Atletico Madrid until 2023. At the end of the 2019 season, Griezmann announced that he would be leaving Atletico after five excellent seasons.

Barcelona courted the player for nearly a year after he turned them down, but they managed to snatch him up, and they paid the hefty buyout price of £107.6 million. He signed a five-year contract, which means that he will be free no earlier than 2024, and the buyout price is worth €800 million in Spain. There aren't any rumors about the player's intentions regarding the club after his contract expires, but there is still much time until that happens. We doubt that any team would want to pay the high buyout price Barcelona declared, so we can be 100% sure that he will stay with the team until the end of his contract. After the year-long courting, it was expected that Barcelona would want to hold on tight to Griezmann until they can. Antoine Griezmann's debut in Barcelona has been great. He was the first player to score in every significant competition the team participated in since his goal against Ibiza for the Copa del Rey. This year, he became the first player other than Messi to score an away goal during the Champions League in the knockout stage since 2015. The player's current estimated value is around £72 million, and it may go up depending on his performance this season.