Barça is in bad shape. Antoine Griezmann’s lawyer Sevan Karian sent the player an email last March, with a copy to his sister, his representative and his father, detailing the conditions for Barça to engage him, reports Spanish media.
And to add that this email is currently in the hands of officials Atlético Madrid. “The email is very explicit and compromising,” says media.
This email proves that Barça made contact with the player in March. FIFA could therefore force the Catalan club to pay a larger sum to the club of Madrid. In addition, FIFA’s rules are clear. A footballer can not negotiate his arrival in a club without prior agreement between the two teams.
Recall that FC Barcelona had enlisted the French striker at Atlético after paying his release clause estimated at 120 million euros in July.
The 28-year-old signed a five-year contract until June 30, 2024 with the Catalan club. The new Griezmann release clause was set at 800 million euros. He thus became the player with the highest penalty clause, ahead of Messi (700 million euros).
Born on March 21, 1991 in Mâcon, France, Antoine Griezmann is one of the best players in the world at his post. The 2018 world champion (72 caps and 29 goals) recently announced publicly that he wanted to take on a new challenge after five years at Atletico, where he won the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.
Asked about the identity of the attacker who could replace Griezmann, his former coach, Simeone, smiling, said: “Someone who plays very well in three quarters of the field, scores 20 goals per year and who is good market. It’s very difficult.”