13 Jul Antoine Griezmann transfer into Barcelona: Atletico Madrid to start legal proceedings seeing France international’s transfer to Camp Nou
The World Cup winner eventually got the movement he wanted, however the drama surrounding the transfer proceeds to roster on
Atletico Madrid have published an official announcement outlining their intention to open legal proceedings seeing Antoine Griezmann’s transfer to Barcelona.
The French forwards signed for its Blaugrana on Friday, July 12, together with the Catalan side with paid the striker’s $120 million launch clause.
Atleti, however, have taken issue despite stated clause being fulfilled in total, pointing to discussions – and also an agreement – between the participant and Barca occurring when Griezmann’s buyout clause was set at $200m.
Posted on their official site, the announcement reads:
“Antoine Griezmann, represented by his own attorney, appeared in the headquarters of Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) to terminate the contract which bound the participant to Atletico Madrid, together with Barcelona having deposited the sum of 120 million on benefit of this participant.
“Atletico Madrid thinks that the sum deposited to satisfy with the termination clause is inadequate, as it’s clear that the arrangement between the participant and Barcelona was attained prior to the above clause has been decreased from 200 into 120 million euros.
“It was prior to this date on that the clause was altered the participant announced he could be leaving the club (May 14).
“Atletico Madrid thinks that the conclusion of this contract happened before the conclusion of last season as a result of events, demonstrations and acts carried out from the participant and that’s the reason we have started the processes we believe appropriate for its legitimate defence of our interests and rights ”
In keeping with the essence of this transfer, that has performed within the previous two decades, this newest twist is among a variety of improvements which have turned Griezmann’s transfer to Catalunya to a full-scale saga.
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Atleti recently struck out in Barcelona and the participant himself, questioning their behavior after it had been disclosed that the two parties were in discussions and reached an arrangement while Diego Simeone’s side were still battling La Liga and the Champions League.
Atletico assert they were just advised by Griezmann he wished to depart at the close of the year in May — a move that further defeated the Spanish capital aspect.
The participant had delayed making public his intention to keep in a televised statement the year before.