Lucas Hernandez Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann has swapped Atletico Madrid for Barcelona after LaLiga’s champions triggered his €120million release clause.

Antoine Griezmann

France star and World Cup winner Griezmann will link up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou on a five-year deal that includes an €800m buy-out option, it was confirmed on Friday.

The 28-year-old turned down a move to Barca in June last year as he opted to extend his Atletico contract. However, Griezmann informed the Madrid side of his desire to leave the Spanish capital following five years.

Griezmann has now made the switch to Barca, joining fellow recruits Frenkie de Jong and Neto through the door as Ernesto Valverde’s side eye a third consecutive LaLiga title.