Barcelona to sue Atlético over Griezmann

Barcelona are set to sue Atlético Madrid over loan player Antoine Griezmann, who currently plays for Roja Blancos.

The French international was loaned to Atlético Madrid last year for two seasons, with the contract including the option of a €40m purchase if Griezmann plays more than 50% of his team’s available minutes.

According to the Bleacher Report network, the Catalan team is preparing to file a lawsuit against Atlético Madrid regarding the amount to be paid.

This is due to a ploy resorted to by the Spanish capital team, deliberately involving Griezmann in every match after the 60th minute in order not to activate the clause stipulated in the contract.

Press reports suggested that Griezmann was part of Atlético’s conspiracy against Barça, in agreement with his Argentine coach Diego Simeone, who convinced him to nominate him as a substitute in all matches this season.

Although his role was limited to being a substitute, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia champion has proved his worth in four La Liga games this season, scoring two goals, the first of which came in a 3-0 win. over Getafe at the start of La Liga, and then a goal. A 1-0 victory over Valencia, two minutes after coming off the bench in the 64th minute.

At the age of 31, Griezmann scored his Atlético Madrid’s winning goal at home against outnumbered Porto 2-1 in a crazy match in which 3 goals were scored in the last 10 minutes of stoppage time. Wednesday, in the first round of the Champions League.

Source: “Agency”

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