Atletico threaten legal action as Barca announce Griezmann signing

Barcelona sign Griezmann from Atletico Madrid

12.7.2019

Barcelona sign Griezmann from Atletico Madrid

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish champions Barcelona announced the signing of striker Antoine Griezmann on Friday for 120 million euros (£107 million) from a fuming Atletico Madrid, who said the Catalan club had not paid enough to trigger the player's release clause.

"Atletico Madrid considers that the deposited amount is insufficient to cover (Griezmann's) 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 euros to 120 million euros," the club said in a statement https://en.atleticodemadrid.com/noticias/official-statement-4.

Barca's long-running pursuit of the Frenchman, who scored 133 goals in all competitions for Atletico, has been the worst-kept secret in Spanish football.

The capture of the France striker adds further firepower to a Barca strikeforce already containing Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez and could yet be bolstered further by the return of Neymar Jr.

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