Atletico ready to take forward the case for Griezmann and Barcelona

Atletico ready to take forward the case for Griezmann and Barcelona

Barcelona recently confirmed the capture of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

The Catalonia based club paid the release clause for the French forward this week to secure his services. However, Atletico have now claimed a dispute over the payment. The Madrid club are saying that Barcelona have to pay €200m for the release and not €120m since the deal between the player and Barcelona was agreed prior to July 1, 2019.

Club president Enrique Cerezo have now hit out at both of them saying that Atletico are ready to take their case forward.

“If the club have made this statement it’s because there’s evidence,” he told RAC1.

“We have to study it and we’ll demand the amount we consider to be necessary.”

Barca, who reportedly plan to present Griezmann at Camp Nou on Sunday, have yet to respond to Atletico’s claims.

Cerezo also hit out at Griezmann, who confirmed in May he would be leaving Atletico.

“I’m disappointed by his attitude,” he said.

“He wanted to leave, but he didn’t tell us until the last minute.”

Griezmann agreed a deal with a €800m release clause this time for Barcelona which means such a situation is unlikely to repeat itself should Griezmann want to leave Barcelona.

SEE MORE: FC Barcelona Players Salaries 2019 (Weekly Wages)

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