Antoine Griezmann’s controversial move from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona, will be investigated by the Spanish Football Federation, the UK Mirror reports. €120million
Griezmann joined the LaLiga champions earlier this week, after turning them down last year.
Barca claim to have activated a clause in the Frenchman’s contract, which allowed him to leave for from July 1.
But Atletico claim their rivals began negotiating with Griezmann in March, meaning they are owed another €80m due to a previous clause in his contract.
The club themselves are yet to make an official complaint, but the federation has opened a file on the move regardless.
Barcelona have consistently denied any wrongdoing with club president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, saying: “I have spoken to them, but I do not think there is any proof, because there is no evidence of anything.
“I understand everyone defends their interests and I’ve spoken to [Enrique] Cerezo [Atletico president], but I don’t see that the case can evolve in a positive way for them. There’s nothing.
“We contacted Griezmann after he made the video saying goodbye to the fans, there was nothing in March.”
The player himself added: “Regarding Atletico, it’s a pity. I went to see them on purpose so they would not be caught off guard and could prepare for the future.”