After a claim that Barcelona were struggling to gather the funds to pay Antoine Griezmann’s €120m release clause, Mundo Deportivo have some good news for fans of the Catalan club.
Stopped in their tracks by Atlético Madrid, who made it clear they would not be negotiating an alternative method of paying the hefty fee, the La Liga champions were forced to somehow come up with the lump sum.
This allegedly caused some issues within Barcelona, with a report stating employees received their June paycheque three days late, but that’s all in the past now, according to Mundo.
The news outlet claim on Thursday afternoon the transfer will not be made official today, but could be done on Friday, as they have been told a lawyer acting on Griezmann’s behalf will trigger the clause then.
Once that is done and all parties are satisfied with the procedure, the announcement will take place, with the Atlético Madrid forward expected to put pen to paper on a five year deal meant to keep him at the club until 2024.
Griezmann is currently waiting for everything to be sorted so he can hop on a plane and head to Barcelona.
As for the presentation to fans, that date is still unknown due to the renovations currently being undertaken at the Nou Camp