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Atletico Madrid undeterred about Barcelona’s threat of lawsuit over Antoine Griezmann

A recent report from MARCA has offered an update on the situation revolving around Antoine Griezmann.

The Frenchman has been used very cautiously by Atletico Madrid this season, with the capital club only fielding him after the hour mark, in a desperate attempt to avoid the clause that could see them having to pay a fortune for the attacker at the end of the season.

Griezmann’s loan contract does indeed have a clause that will force Atleti to pay €40 million if the attacker plays for 45 minutes or more in 50% of the matches he is available for. He had already played over 80% of the available matches the last term.

And, Atletico Madrid have been playing him for less than 30 minutes this season.

This has led to Barcelona seeking legal measures to intervene and force Atletico Madrid to make the full payment as they believe that the permanent purchase clause has already been triggered after the 2021/22 season.

However, Atleti are not deterred by Barça’s attempts and remain calm about the situation.

Los Rojiblancos have one of the best legal teams in La Liga and believe they are well within their rights to restrict Griezmann’s game-time, in order to avoid paying a fee. In this way, they are merely exploring a loophole in the contract.

Although Spanish Workers’ Statute dictates that the workers have the right to demand corresponding activity agreed upon in the employment contract, the case around Griezmann applies to Atleti offering the Frenchman the chance to train with the team, along with the Social Security, remunerations and other benefits.

In Griezmann’s personal contract with Atletico, there is no mention of game-time, meaning the player nor Barcelona are in a position to make any legal move.

As such, the Atletico Madrid board is not deterred by Barcelona’s recent attempts and has taken the recent rumours with a pinch of salt.

They are, however, are actively looking to indulge in negotiations with the Catalans, over the possibility of lowering the…

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Author : Connell Edgar-Jones

Publish date : 2022-09-09 14:23:46

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