Atletico Madrid feel short-changed as Antoine Griezmann signs for Barcelona

Atletico Madrid feel short-changed as Antoine Griezmann signs for Barcelona

Barcelona are planning to unveil Griezmann on Saturday at the Camp Nou and have still not responded to the claims by Atleti.

Coutinho netted 11 times and provided five assists for Barcelona last season.

"When I was a boy, my dad taught me that trains don't come around just once", Griezmann said.

Barcelona have iterated that Antoine Griezmann will sign a five-year deal with the club, with the Catalan giants inserting a mammoth €800 million buyout clause in his contract. The club posted Griezmann's photo wearing Barcelona's traditional home jersey as well.

But Atletico addressed the deal shortly after it was made official, claiming the club is owed more than the €120 million tabled by Barcelona because the transfer agreement occurred well before July 1, when Griezmann's buyout clause dropped from €200 million to €120 million.

Its last European title was in 2015, and the team collapsed in the second leg of last year's semifinal when Liverpool overturned a 3-0 loss by dealing Barcelona a humiliating 4-0 defeat.

"I wanted to tell you that I've made the decision to leave, to experience different things and have new challenges", Griezmann told the Atletico website. I'll defend the Barça colours with all my determination and commitment.

The Barcelona new boy's €800m release clause is larger than the €700m one for Lionel Messi, whose contract with the club will expire in 2021.

He joined Real Sociedad at the age of 14, making his senior debut four years later.

It's been a long time coming, but Barcelona have finally signed Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman then completed his U-turn in May by confirming that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season.

On Friday Atletico also unveiled Felix's former Benfica teammate Ivan Saponjic with the 20-year-old Serbian forward having signed a three-year deal with the Spanish club.

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