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Dharmesh Sheth outlined the bitter relationship between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid as he broke down the deal for Antoine Greizmann on The Switch Present.
On Friday afternoon, Barcelona stated they paid Griezmann’s £108m buyout clause and had signed the ahead on a five-year contract.
Nonetheless, Atletico launched an announcement shortly after saying Barcelona had not paid sufficient cash, and that Griezmann had made an settlement earlier than July 1, when the discharge clause was slashed down from £180m to £108m.
Sheth instructed The Switch Present: “It’s safe to say relations between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid could hardly be at a lower ebb.”
After working by way of Friday’s occasions, Sheth stated: “Atletico signed Joao Felix for £115m, they turned Alvaro Morata’s mortgage transfer right into a everlasting deal from Chelsea for round £65m, they gave Griezmann’s No 7 shirt to Felix – all of it appeared like ‘goodbye Griezmann’.
“However with that in thoughts, it’s straightforward to see why Atletico are after that [£180m] launch clause as a result of they quantity they’ve spent, they wish to recoup that cash again.
“What’s more, they haven’t said Griezmann is a Barca player in any statement and they have already what they’ve called: ‘initiated the procedures it has deemed appropriate to protect their rights and their lawful interests’.”
Regardless of the dangerous blood and potential additional battle between the 2 golf equipment, the French World Cup winner is predicted to be offered as a Barcelona participant within the coming days, together with his new contract carrying an €800m (£717m) buyout clause.
Watch the video on the prime of the web page to listen to Sheth break down the Barca-Atletico dispute.
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