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Revealed: How much FC Barcelona are demanding Atlético Madrid pay now for Antoine Griezmann

FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid are disputing whether or not the Colchoneros must now pay the agreed amount for Antoine Griezmann.


FC Barcelona believe Atlético Madrid must pay them now for Antoine Griezmann and are preparing a lawsuit, according to Cadena SER.

Barça claim that the Frenchman is now a Rojiblanco after the player fulfilled the necessary conditions for the payment to take place.

However, Atlético disputes this and interprets the deal differently.

Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid over Griezmann payment

According to Barcelona, the deal agreed was for a one-year loan plus the potential for another, although if the 31-year-old played in 50 percent of the games, Atlético would be obliged to purchase him for €40 million.

The second year would only be a loan if the forward failed to play in less than half of the matches last season.

Griezmann ended up playing in just over 80 percent of fixtures for Diego Simeone’s side last term.

Therefore, Barcelona informed Atlético Madrid that they now own the player and must pay up

But, the Rojiblanco club do not interpret the deal in the same way and Barça has made the decision to file a lawsuit to demand the payment.

Relevo add that Atlético believe the agreed deal was that the 50 percent of matches was across a two-year loan spell.

Griezmann scored the winning goal for Atléti on Wednesday evening as they defeated FC Porto 2-1 in stoppage time.


Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

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