Antoine Griezmann, the France global wound up one of the most prominent exchanges of the mid-year following a week ago’s €120m move from Atletico Madrid to Camp Nou.
Antoine Griezmann has uncovered that he sobbed tears of delight once his transition to Barcelona was finished.
The forward ended up one of the most noteworthy profile moves of the mid-year window a week ago after a €120 million (£108m/$135m) move to the Catalan giants who set off his discharge condition to carry him to Camp Nou
France worldwide was the subject of contention following the move, with previous club Atletico Madrid guaranteeing that Barcelona had concurred an arrangement with the player months before the finish of the period – when his discharge statement had dropped by £70m ($88m).
None of the subtleties made a difference to the 28-year-old in any case, who uncovered that he couldn’t keep his feelings down once he had authoritatively turned into a Barcelona player.
“I called my father and I started to cry with happiness because I was there, everything was done,” he told MARCA.
“I was with my friends, my wife and my children and it was an incredible moment.”
The former Atletico Madrid forward has had no trouble bedding in with his new team-mates, who he says have welcomed him to Camp Nou with open arms.
“There was lots of stress and pressure to finalise it all, I just wanted to end my holiday and start this new challenge.
“The dressing room has welcomed me very well: players, coaching staff and doctors.
“For the moment, I’m enjoying it and let’s hope I can get enough confidence to speak, be myself and enjoy.”
Blaugrana supporters will trust Griezmann can bring his normal self along from Madrid, having scored 21 objectives in 48 diversions overall rivalries last season as Los Rojiblancos completed second in La Liga.
Griezmann should come back to his previous stepping ground as a rival player this season, something he knows could hurl an unfriendly climate.