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Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong train with new Barcelona teammates - in pictures

Greizmann, 28, sealed a €120 million (Dh497m) transfer to the Spanish champions from Atletico Madrid last week

New Barcelona signings Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong stepped up their integration into the squad with an early morning training session Wednesday.

French striker Griezmann, 28, who sealed a €120 million (Dh497m) transfer to the Spanish champions from Atletico Madrid last week, took part in a training session alongside De Jong, who joined earlier this summer from Ajax, and other teammates at Barca's Joan Gamper training ground.

Griezmann, who won the World Cup with France in 2018, signed a five-year deal which includes a staggering €800m release clause. De Jong joined the Spanish champions on a five-year deal for a reported fee of €75m on July 1 having agreed a switch in January.

Atletico accused Barcelona and Griezmann of a "lack of respect" after the Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed the two clubs had held talks about the former Real Sociedad forward earlier this month.

Griezmann trained with his new teammates for the first time on Sunday following his official presentation at Camp Nou.

Barcelona embark on a tour of Japan next week, where they will face English club Chelsea on Tuesday, July 23 before meeting J-League side Vissel Kobe four days later.

Arsenal are the visitors to Camp Nou for the Joan Gamper Trophy on August 4 before the team heads to the United States to face Italian club Napoli in Miami and Michigan.

Barca begin their La Liga title defence away to Athletic Bilbao on August 16.

Updated: July 17, 2019 01:00 PM

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