Iniesta praises 'exceptional' Griezmann: 'He will do well'
- Former Barca captain is looking forward to facing his ex-team in Saturday's friendly.
- He hopes the €120m new arrival will manage to succeed at Barca.
FC Barcelona face Andres Iniesta's side Vissel Kobe on Saturday, July 27. This is going to be a rather emotional occasion given the strong connection between the two sides.
And now Blaugrana iconic captain gives his verdict on his former club's most recent arrival, €120m Antoine Griezmann. Iniesta appears to be over the moon with this great signing.
Iniesta praises Griezmann, as quoted by Marca: "He is an exceptional player who knows LaLiga [Santander] and the teammates he will have. Everything indicates that he will do well."
Griezmann joined Barcelona two weeks ago when the Catalans paid his release clause. He has signed a five-year deal with his new team and took the No.17 shirt. The Frenchman made his debut in the 2-1 Chelsea friendly this Tuesday.
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Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, keep threatening Barcelona with a legal issue over the allegedly unpaid €80million. They claim the Catalans agreed on the Griezmann transfer already in March when the player's buyout clause was still at €200million.