Spanish La Liga chief Javier Teda has confirmed that Atletico Madrid has called on the league governing body to stop the registration of Antoine Griezmann for the league.
The Frenchman joined the Catalan giants from the Diego Simeone side for 108 million pounds, a fee which the club said was far from the player’s release clause.
The Spanish Capital side claim Griezmann and Barcelona had reach agreement long before the player’s release clause dropped from 180 million pounds to the amount paid by La Liga champions for the world cup winner.
Griezmann made his Barca debut in the 2-1 friendly defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday but La Liga president Tebas has said Atletico have asked the Spanish league to block the player’s registration and explained that it would be possible to do.
“Atletico wrote to us and placed in doubt whether or not we should grant Griezmann’s license at Barcelona,” he told radio station Onda Cero.
“There is a mechanism that has been put in place and it will be the organizations that must resolve the situation. We don’t have the element of judgment.”
However, Barcelona has denied any wrongdoing in the transfer of the player.