French forward Antoine Griezmann will wear the No 17 shirt for Barcelona after signing a five-year deal with that includes a staggering buy-out clause of £717million.
Pedro, Mark van Bommel, and Emmanuel Petit are amongst the players to have previously worn the No 17 for Barcelona, with Jeison Murillo, who was on loan from Valencia last season, the most recent player to have worn it.
The former Atletico Madrid star completed his move to Barcelona on Friday for a fee of £108million and he was in good spirits as he posed in the Barcelona kit for the first time and spoke of his desire to win the Champions League for the first time.
As he addressed the media, Griezmann said: “I'm very excited to be here. I'm accepting a big challenge. I'm ready for what's coming up.”
“It's a new challenge. I always try to better myself and break out of my comfort zone. I want to win La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League - which is missing from my CV.”
The deal led Atletico to threaten to take legal action against Barcelona and Griezmann as they claim that an agreement for the move was in place last season.
After joining from Real Sociedad in 2014, Griezmann went on to score 133 goals in 257 games for Atletico. He won the Europa League with Atletico in the 2017-18 campaign.
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