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President Laporta Finally Breaks Silence On Antoine Griezmann’s Barcelona Exit

FC Barcelona President Joan Laporta has shade light on Antoine Griezmann’s Barca career following his exit this summer.

“Was Antoine Griezmann a failure? More was expected of him but he has never been criticized for his behavior. He is a great player but he did not fit into the Barcelona system,” Joan Laporta has told TV3.

“Griezmann was impeccable, a real professional. But in terms of football, he did not fit in.

“Antoine was important last year in the Copa del Rey. He is a player who could have done more but the circumstances did not help.”

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The Frenchman has left on loan to Atletico Madrid on the last day of the summer transfer window. Barcelona bought him for €120m back in 2019.

Griezmann’s loan deal contains an option to buy but some reports claim that the buy option is not compulsory, meaning the 30-year-old still has the chance of returning to Barcelona when his 2-year-loan with Atletico Madrid comes to the end.

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