Atletico want La Liga to block Griezmann's registration at Barca - Tebas
- The Frenchman hasn't yet been granted legal permission to play for Barca in the official matches.
- La Liga chief Tebas confirms Atletico's determination to take the whole situation to the courtroom.
- He says: "Atletico wrote to us and placed in doubt whether or not we should grant Griezmann's licence at Barcelona."
- The Rojiblancos demand Barca to pay Griezmann's €200m release clause in full.
Antoine Griezmann has been a Barcelona player for almost two weeks. However, he hasn't yet registered with the Catalan giants which would grant him legal permission to take part in the La Liga matches. Moreover, Atletico Madrid are said to be determined to prevent this from happening. The Rojiblancos' intentions have been confirmed by the La Liga president, Javier Tebas.
Tebas says in an interview with Onda Cero that Atletico Madrid have submitted a complaint about their former player's transfer to the fellow league rivals.
Sky Sports quote him as saying: "Atletico wrote to us and placed in doubt whether or not we should grant Griezmann's licence at Barcelona. There is a mechanism that has been put in place and it will be the organisations that must resolve the situation. We don't have the element of judgement."
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.
It seems that the whole situation is likely to end up in the courtroom, just as Atletico have promised.
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