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Antoine Griezmann back to Atletico Madrid as Barcelona eye Luuk De Jong as replacement
01/09/2021 10:49:22

Antoine Griezmann has rejoined Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on a season-long loan, the LaLiga clubs announced on Tuesday.


The loan deal is worth €10 million ($12 million) with an option from Griezmann to stay permanently for around €40m ($47m), multiple sources have told ESPN.


Atletico said that the deal is an initial one-year loan, with an option to extend for a further year, renewable by either party.


Barca's statement also added that the deal contained an obligation to permanently sign Griezmann, with the Madrid-based side also paying the player's wages in full.


The France international, 30, left Atletico for Barca in a €120m deal in 2019, but he struggled to live up to expectations at Camp Nou, scoring 22 league goals in two seasons.


Barca will replace Griezmann with Sevilla FC striker Luuk de Jong on loan, sources have told ESPN. While neither club has yet to officially announce De Jong's move, the league acknowledged that the paperwork was submitted on time before the deadline.


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