The legal battle regarding Barcelona’s signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid has been resolved with a private agreement between the two sides outside of court.
Atletico announced the legal dispute immediately after La Blaugrana
Los Rojiblancos were therefore demanding that Barca pay the fee in full, lobbying the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to open up a case against the player and club, which they did.
However, according to journalist Roberto, who was speaking to Spanish radio station Onda Cero
Roberto explained that ‘Atlético
This will come as a relief to both club and player, though the Frenchman has been doing his best to ignore the controversy surrounding his switch, instead focussing on his joy at joining the La Liga champions.
Speaking on his excitement at playing alongside Lionel Messi
“When he talks, the whole world listens. He knows this. I want to meet him, get to know him, watch him in training, play alongside him, provide assists. I’ve thought about it when I’m in bed, at training, and watching videos.”
And Griezmann is convinced the partnership will work, explaining: “You make the ‘film’ in your head and I know it’ll go well. It’ll be really nice.
“On paper, it sounds really good. Later, you have to show it out on the pitch, but I trust us, I trust the team.
“There’s also Ousmane [Dembele], Malcom, Philippe [Coutinho] too. There are a lot of top-quality attackers who I’m sure will help the team do great things.”