Griezmann and co have medical checks as Barcelona pre-season starts

Antoine Griezmann reports for Barcelona medical tests after sealing £108m move from Atletico Madrid as La Liga champs return for pre-season

  • Antoine Griezmann has joined up with Barcelona squad for medical checks
  • The new £108m signing was one of 15 players to report for the pre-season tests 
  • Griezmann is scheduled to be officially presented at Barca later this afternoon
  • The La Liga champions are due to begin their pre-season training on Monday

Antoine Griezmann has joined up with the Barcelona squad for medical tests after sealing his £108million move from Atletico Madrid.  

The Frenchman was one of 15 members of the first team to report to the club’s Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper base on Sunday for body composition, cardio and biomedical tests.

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Jean-Clair Todibo, Ousmane Dembele, Rafinha, Malcom, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Carles Alena and Samuel Umtiti were all present for the checks.

Barcelona new boy Antoine Griezmann joined the squad for medical checks on Sunday

New summer signings Neto and Frenkie de Jong were not required to attend as they recently completed the tests before signing for Barcelona.

Griezmann is having his medical on Sunday despite already completing his move to Barcelona and will be officially presented later in the day.

The Barcelona players will have blood analysis tests first thing on Monday before their first pre-season training session.

Sergio Busquets was another player of the 15 who reported to Barcelona’s base for the tests

Griezmann, Neto and De Jong have all been included for the first session of the season with boss Ernesto Valverde. 

There will be a morning and evening session as the Barcelona squad begin their preparations for the Rakuten Cup in Japan.

Barcelona, who will face games against Chelsea and Vissel Kobe, are scheduled to train everyday next week before jetting out on for the pre-season tournament on Saturday.

The Barcelona players who competed in the Copa America have been given extra time off to recuperate and are not due to report back until later this month.

Ivan Rakitic looked happy to be back at Barcelona as their pre-season got underway

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