Barca announce €120M Griezmann transfer, Atletico allege insufficient fee

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The 28-year-old Griezmann is expected to sign a five-year contract with the club that will include $900 million release clause.

- When does the 2019-20 La Liga season start? Griezmann's release clause dropped from €200m on July 1, and sources told ESPN FC at the time that the Blaugrana were working on a deal for the attacker.

Griezmann has the second-highest release clause in the world behind Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, whose buyout clause stands at an incredible €1billion. The two clubs met in Madrid last Thursday, but it quickly became apparent that Atletico would not accept a payment plan. He didn't and was subsequently fined.

Former Atletico forward Antoine Griezmann has signed for Barcelona.

"Atletico de Madrid considers that the deposited amount is insufficient to cover his buyout clause, since it is obvious that the agreement between the player and FC Barcelona was closed before the clause was reduced from €200 million to €120 million".


He rejected an offer from Barcelona past year and revealed his thought process in a documentary called The Decision.

'It was also prior to the date on which the clause was modified the communication that the player made on 14 May announcing his disassociation from the club'.

That decision lasted just one year, as Griezmann announced before the conclusion of the La Liga campaign that he would leave the club at the end of the season before completing his move to Barcelona on Friday.

However, the 2018 World Cup victor spent only one more season with the Rojiblancos before announcing in May that he would be leaving the club this summer.

Griezmann nearly signed for Barca 12 months ago, but instead opted to remain at Atletico, announcing his choice to stay in a documentary called "The Decision".

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