Atlético Madrid released the statement saying that the € 120 million paid for Antoine Griezmann at the Laidback offices on Friday afternoon was not enough. Barcelona officially announced the French striker as their latest addition on Friday afternoon shortly after Griezmann's lawyers deposited the money at the headquarters of LaLiga in Madrid.
Atleti approved the agreement between Barcelona and Griezmann before his release clause dropped from € 200 million to € 120 million on July 1.
The statement of Atlético believes that € 120 million is not enough
"The amount deposited is not enough to repay his release clause because the agreement between the club and Barcelona is clear before the fall he paid from € 200 to € 120 million, " said the statement.
"Atlético Madrid understands that the contract has been broken before the end of the last season, based on the facts, actions and statements of the player and the club has begun proceedings that are considered in accord with the order so defend legitimate rights and interests. "
" Athletes are disgusted by the conduct of Barcelona and the players and especially in Barcelona, for mobilizing a player to break their contractual relationship with Atlético Madrid at a time when the club is playing, not just a Champions League tie against Juventus, but also the League title against Barcelona itself. "
Josep said Bartomeu talked to Griezmann last week during the presentation of Frenkie de Jong and Atlético Madrid released a statement stating that they would say Barc Elona speaking to their players before opening the transfer window. They also said they rejected Barcelona's proposed delay for their star player.