The last signing of Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann
, will have next August 4 in the Joan Gamper Trophy against him Arsenal the first opportunity to break a spell that links him to the Camp Nou, which will be his new home for the next five seasons. That day, the French striker will try to end his scoring drought in the Barça coliseum, where he has never managed to score a goal despite the fact that the player has visited the Estadi on more than a dozen occasions.
The new Barça striker was 1,083 minutes on the grass of the Barca Coliseum in the 13 games he played against Barça: five with Real Sociedad and eight with Atlético de Madrid. In none of them managed to drill Barca goal, in a surprising figure to be a scorer who has 184 goals since playing in the First Division and except for Atletico Madrid, has marked all teams in the league.
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Griezmann has never scored or won at the Camp Nou
Nor does Griezmann know how it feels to win a match at the Barça stadium. In those thirteen encounters the Frenchman never emerged victorious, whether dressed in blue and white or red and white. The most he got was to get a draw (2). The best way for the French striker to reconcile with his new fans, who whistled him on his last visit to the Camp Nou with Atlético, is to score a goal.
The 120 million euros that Griezmann has cost make him the third most expensive player in Barça's history after Ousmane Dembelé (105 million plus 40 in variables) and Coutinho (120 million plus 40 in variables). That price is unquestionably associated with a requirement to score goals. The first official game that Griezmann will have to score at the Camp Nou will be on August 23 against Betis on the second day of LaLiga Santander.
After Coutinho and Dembélé
The Frenchman is the third most expensive signing in the history of Barça