La Liga chief confirms Atletico sumbit a complaint over Griezmann's transfer
- Javier Tebas reveals in an interview with Onda Cero that Atleti have sent a letter to the La Liga headquarters.
- The Rojiblancos allegedly demand Barcelona to pay Griezmann's €200m release clause in full.
- They claim the Catalans reached an agreement with the player in March before it dropped to €120m.
The Antoine Griezmann saga is still on even though the Frenchman has been a Barcelona player for almost two weeks. La Liga president Javier Tebas has just confirmed in an interview with Onda Cero that Atletico Madrid have submitted a complaint over their former player's transfer to the fellow league rivals.
He says: "Atletico Madrid have submitted a letter to La Liga about the Griezmann case."
What's the matter about Griezmann? Let us remind you:
Antoine Griezmann was confirmed as an FC Barcelona new player almost two weeks 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.
Otherwise, Atletico would urge La Liga officials to block Griezmann's professional license. If they succeed, the Frenchman wouldn't be able to feature for Barcelona.
Meanwhile, 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 two weeks ago: "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."
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