Barca president pleased to finally sign Griezmann

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Published on July 26, 2019 - Duration: 00:58s

Barca president pleased to finally sign Griezmann

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is beaming having completed the signing of Antoine Griezmann but remains coy on Neymar pursuit.


Barca president pleased to finally sign Griezmann

SHOWS: KOBE, JAPAN (JULY 26, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BARCELONA PRESIDENT, JOSEP MARIA BARTOMEU, SAYING: "Well Antoine Griezmann is a player we were looking for him already two years ago.

It is not easy sometimes to move players like him.

He is probably one of the best five, six top players in the world so to move from one team to another is not easily normally.

We were looking for him and finally, Antoine Griezmann, he accepted the challenge of coming to Barcelona.

We know we are including in our team and our squad a very, very important player, a very talented player, who I am sure is going to bring us new challenges and of course better football." 2.

WHITE FLASH 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BARCELONA PRESIDENT, JOSEP MARIA BARTOMEU, SAYING: "Well those days in the summer I am reading a lot of newspapers about Neymar, Neymar but in the end, you know as a club we have a lot of respect for Paris St Germain and Neymar is a player for Paris St.

Germain and there is nothing else to talk.

That is the situation so, nothing at all (to say)." STORY: Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has expressed his delight to Reuters at finally completing the 120 million euros ($135 million) signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

Speaking in Kobe, Japan on Friday (July 26) ahead of Blaugrana's pre-season friendly against Vissel Kobe, Bartomeu admitted the club had been tracking Griezmann for two years.

Despite being heavily linked with re-signing PSG's Neymar, the Barca president remained coy on the club's pursuit of the Brazilian star.

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