BARCELONA -- Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu does not believe Atletico Madrid's demand for the Catalan club to pay them an additional €80 million for Antoine Griezmann has any foundation.
Barca announced the signing of Griezmann on Friday after depositing his €120m release clause with La Liga. Atletico responded furiously, though, claiming that the Spanish champions should have paid them €200m -- which was the forward's clause before it almost halved on July 1.
Antoine Griezmann's lawyer, who was responsible for depositing his client's €120 million release clause at La Liga's headquarters, has criticised Atletico Madrid's reaction to the forward's transfer to Barcelona.
Sevan Karian paid the money to La Liga on Friday to pave the way for Barca to announce the signing of Griezmann on a five-year deal. Atletico responded furiously to the move, though, claiming that they're due an additional €80m.