Antoine Griezmann Barcelona Transfer Could Be Cancelled By La Liga

Antoine Griezmann

-He’s already played for them, but Antoine Griezmann’s switch from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona has been thrown into doubt.

-Antoine Griezmann’s transfer from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona could be cancelled by La Liga, according to the Spanish top-flight’s president Javier Tebas.

-The France World Cup winner joined the Catalans earlier this month in a £107million deal, and his made his first appearance for them in Tuesday’s 2-1   friendly defeat to Chelsea in Saitama.

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But the move has been a controversial one, with Atletico accusing Barca of deliberately waiting until Griezmann’s release clause lowered on July 1 before submitting a bid, even though they feel the deal was agreed before then.

“It is possible to block a player’s transfer,” Tebas told Spanish radio station Onda Cero .

“La Liga will have to decide what course of action to take.”

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Elaborating on the Atletico’s desire to pursue the cancellation of the deal, Tebas said: “[Atletico] submitted a complaint and put in doubt whether we should pass Griezmann’s licence to Barcelona .

Griezmann was said to be close to joining Barca last summer only to announce that he was staying at Atletico in a video he posted on social media called ‘The Decision’, which didn’t go down well with Barca fans and some board members.

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He then announced he would be leaving the club earlier this summer.

Barca technical secretary Eric Abidal insists that it was only after that announcement that Barca made their move.

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