Transfer: Atletico Madrid Drags Barca To FA Over Griezmann’s €120million Move

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.”

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