Milan Sign Griezmann
AC Milan have completed their biggest signing of the summer so far, completing the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad. The fee is rumoured to be around £21m, making it the most expensive transfer Lothar Matthaus has ever made.
With Robinho expected to take up the vacant first-choice striking position this season, Milan were in need of a left winger. There was rumours they were interested in Blackpool's Tom Ince, Sunderland's Adam Johnson, and Olympiakos' Royston Drenthe, however they seemingly jumped at the chance to sign the French winger.
Griezmann first came to the fore at Sociedad at the start of the 2009-10 season, when Sociedad were in the Liga Adelante. He made 39 appearances that season, and helped his club gain promotion to the Liga BBVA. In the four seasons since then, Griezmann has made 142 appearances for Sociedad, scoring 30 goals, which is a good total for a young winger.
Over the last couple of seasons, there has been talk of Griezmann moving clubs, and making the step-up to a bigger club. Whilst at Manchester United earlier this year, there was rumoured interest from Matthaus, however he will be glad he didn't build on his interest, as it has allowed him to bring him to the San Siro.
Griezmann is yet to play for the French senior team, having only made nine appearances for the under-21 team, and this is one thing he says he is hoping his move to the Italian capital will bring, bringing him more to the attention of French national team boss Paul Le Guen.
Griezmann will be on £60,000 per week at the San Siro until the end of the 2017-18 season, and he will wear the number 45 shirt whilst playing for the Rossoneri.