Sport: Atleti allegedly file a complaint against Barcelona over Griezmann's transfer
- The Rojiblancos want Barca to pay the Frenchman's €200m release clause in full.
- They insist the sides were in contact before it dropped to €120million.
- Atleti are said to have already taken this issue to the La Liga and RFEF headquarters.
Antoine Griezmann was confirmed as a FC Barcelona new player exactly a week ago. The Catalans paid his €120million release clause and the Frenchman was free to leave Atletico Madrid and sign a five-year deal with Barca.
However, the story doesn't end here. Right after Griezmann's transfer was confirmed, the Rojiblancos issued an official statement on this move. They insisted they would dispute the transfer validity in court. They demand the Catalan giants to pay Griezmann's release clause in full as it was still set at 200 million euros when they allegedly made the first contact over the transfer.
Now Barcelona-based newspaper Diario Sport reveal that Atletico have already taken this issue to the La Liga headquarters. The meeting took place on Thursday, July 18. The Rojiblancos have allegedly reached the RFEF officials as well. However, they are unable to bring Griezmann's transfer to the FIFA governing body. Moreover, there is no risk that the Frenchman could not obtain the license to play for Barca.
Barca president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, remains unfazed on Atletico Madrid's attempts to bring the Catalans to the courtroom. He said during Griezmann's official presentation last weekend: "I've spoken to Atletico. I understand they're defending their interests. I don't see how this can have a positive outcome for them. We contacted Griezmann at the end of May."