Antoine Griezmann on Monday said he couldn't wait to make his Barcelona debut and that his heart was with the team as he tries to move on from a sour exit from Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid. Antoine Griezmann's 120 million euros (USD 135 million) transfer was contested by Atletico Madrid, who insisted Barcelona should have paid a higher price for the World Cup-winning French striker. But he told media in Tokyo: "I am very happy about the outcome of my transfer. I am very eager to play as soon as possible."
"I wish Atletico players all the best of luck. I am focused on giving my all so that Barca will deliver good results," he said in Spanish through a translator.
Barcelona's offer triggered Griezmann's release clause but Atletico said the Catalan club negotiated the deal before the buy-out price dropped from 200 million euros at the start of July.