Saul Niguez signed up with Chelsea from Atletico Madrid on Deadline Day
The 2018 World Cup-winner joined Barcelona from Atletico on a ₤ 103m offer two years earlier and scored 35 goals in 102 appearances for the club.
He has only won the Copa del Rey throughout his time at the Nou Camp, and the Catalan giants have been trying to lighten their wage costs this summertime due to financial obligations amounting to ₤ 1.15 billion, as verified by club president Joan Laporta earlier in August.
The clubs reported monetary struggles suggested they were unable to offer Lionel Messi a brand-new agreement, triggering his shock exit to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.On Tuesday, the club revealed stalwarts Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba have actually accepted to take a pay cut in order to aid the clubs Financial Fair Play criteria and make sure new finalizing Sergio Aguero could be officially signed up with the Spanish Football League (LFP). Earlier in the summer, Gerard Pique took a comparable choice to permit Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia to be ratified as Barcelona players.Griezmann initially left Atletico for Barcelona in 2019 at the end of a protracted transfer legend after his ₤ 103m (EUR120m) release clause was paid in full.A year earlier, he featured in a documentary with Spanish television station Movistar called “The Decision” which followed him as he opted to stay at Atletico regardless of interest from Barcelona.
Antoine Griezmann has actually completed his shock Deadline Day return to Atletico Madrid on loan from Barcelona.Atletico and Barcelona stated there was an option to extend the loan for a more season, with the Catalan club adding the Madrid side likewise had a responsibility to make the deal long-term. Sky in Italy reports this permanent deal would cost ₤ 34.4 m (EUR40m).
Atletico were able to move for the 30-year-old after approving Saul Niguezs departure to Chelsea on a preliminary loan with a choice to buy worth ₤ 33.4 m (EUR38.9 m) overall.Diego Simeone was eager to sign a new striker and Griezmann will have no difficulty kicking back at Atletico, having worked under the Argentine in between 2014 and 2019. Barcelona stated that Atletico have accepted pay Griezmanns wages in complete.