Spanish Football Federation open 'Griezmann case' against Barcelona - Cadena SER
- Atletico wish to get €80m for the Frenchman as part of his previous release clause.
- Barcelona have to meet a deadline for submitting allegations.
- Atletico's step is considered as usual and normal both by the Catalans and RFEF.
However, it is supposed that no further actions concerning the cancellation of the move will be done. Atletico's plan is to get €80m which were included in Griezmann's release clause that existed before July 1. The Madrid club's officials earlier claimed that they got "sufficient evidence" regarding Barca's agreement with the World Champion before July 1.
Barcelona should start submitting their allegations in order to meet a deadline. The process will be likely delayed for a few weeks until some type of solution is found.
Barca's 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."
Antoine Griezmann was confirmed as FC Barcelona's 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.
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