Bartomeu, beside Cerezo, president of the Athletic

THE PRESIDENT, CONCLUSIVE

Bartomeu desvela the details of the signing of Griezmann... And it answers to the Athletic

Published:14/07/2019 - 21:53h

Updated:14/07/2019 - 21:54h

The Athletic of Madrid announced that it would undertake legal measures against the FC Barcelona by presumptive irregularities in the signing of Antoine Griezmann. Josep Maria Bartomeu answered with forcefulness and desveló the finance of the signing

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After days of silence on the subject, Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of the FC Barcelona, has pronounced about the indictments of the Athletic of Madrid by supposed irregularities in the payment of the clause of Antoine Griezmann. In the presentation of the French player with the FC Barcelona, has showed conclusive.

The Athletic of Madrid demands to the FC Barcelona 200 million euros, that is the figure of the clause of Griezmann before July. In the Athletic think that the Barcelona would have to have paid the ancient clause, since they ensure that have proofs that the agreement with the player closed before the descent to 120 'kilos'.

"The Athletic? There are not proofs neither at all in March"

Bartomeu was very clear in this sense. "I have spoken with the Athletic and there are not proofs neither there is at all. I understand that they want to defend his interests but there is not at all of March with Griezmann, contact with him when it said with a video that would leave the Athletic to finals of May. There are not proofs neither at all in March or April", sentenced.

Also it launched economic details of the operation that has brought to the French to the Camp Nou, desvelando a loan of 35 million euros. "The club has asked a credit to six months without guarantees by a value of 35 million euros and the 85 remaining millions anticipating bills of players that have to earn", informed.

In any case, the FC Barcelona tried pactar a payment on hire purchase with the Athletic of Madrid, although the answer rojiblanca was negative. "The operation has been complex and thus Òscar Grau spoke with Miguel Ángel Gil Marín to attain a payment postponed in the best possible conditions although finally we have had to it do like this", said.

Griezmann, the crack more expected

Bartomeu left clear that saw indispensable to Griezmann. "It has been a very looked for player, that wanted from does long and has not been easy but his talent already is here. We think that with his arrival the Barça does another jump of quality to create illusion. Our ways have found again. It comes of a big team like the Athletic. It is an incorporation consensuada by the technicians and very wanted by all, also by the trainer", commented.

The president culé left clear that will not stop to look for new signings. "What likes me is to have to the best. Have competitive team. We do not have cycles, but were larguísimas. The players are those that win. It treats to contribute players to the team. That avenges Griezmann is a big news. We will not stop to the hour to try improve the team", said.

Besides, Bartomeu also ensured that now the Barça can compete by fichar to the best. "The Barça has the advantage to be able to compete in this market, whose rival more important is the Premier. The wages and all has gone up. It is in growth and keep on being a referent. The best have to be here", sentenced.

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