Antoine Griezmann is officially an FC Barcelona player. After his lawyer deposited his €120m buyout clause with LaLiga, the French forward was then free to complete his move to the Camp Nou.
Griezmann was officially presented as a Barça player and was available to get started working under Ernesto Valverde from today. This brings an end to Griezmann’s long stay at Atletico and he becomes one of Barça’s star signings this summer.12 months ago, Griezmann felt the right decision was to remain in Madrid. However, this time is completely different and he told Atletico of his intention to leave back in May.
Griezmann participated right from the first training season of Barcelona for the season 2019-20. The Barça training session is tougher than most of the other clubs and is on some another level. Players need to go through some strainous rondo sessions daily for a longer period of time. Barça plays fast passing football and hence the FC Barcelona players are excellent in these rondo sessions, and it is very tough for a new player who comes in to the squad from any other club to adapt to these rondo sessions. Most of the time, they are just rattled and nutmegged in these training sessions. Same happened with Antoine Griezmann when he took part in the first Rondo session with FC Barcelona.
He suffered a double moment of embarrassment as he was nutmegged twice during a rondo. The French forward, 28, laughed off the embarrassing episodes while his teammates also appeared to go easier on him than they perhaps would for more established members of the team.
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