Los Rojiblancos eventually reported FC Barcelona for tapping up their player and demanded his €200m release clause despite the deal having already been done when Griezmann's release clause dropped to €120m this summer.
AS report that the lawyer for Griezmann exchanged several e-mails with key officials, which El Mundo have obtained, and they outline how much he would be paid in order to sign Barcelona along with the last few details that got the deal over the line.
E-mails proving Griezmann negotiated with Barcelona in March obtained by El Mundo. https://t.co/lNNIIyjhBC— AS English (@English_AS) September 19, 2019
The report further states that his sister and agent, Maud, his father, a French commission agent and a key Barcelona mediator all benefitted from the deal. In the e-mail from Sevan Karian, his lawyer, they were all marked and told how much they would be paid for helping to get Griezmann to sign.
At the end of August, judge Juantxo Landaberea ordered the respective committees of the league to look into the Griezmann transfer and proposed the insane idea of closing Camp Nou for one game as punishment.
The Competition Committee further stated that there were errors during the procedure looking into the conflict between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and no concrete decision is expected in the short term.