Barcelona are going to appeal against the small fine imposed by Spanish FA for tap-up of Antoine Griezmann.
Spanish disciplinary committee has confirmed that Barcelona will be fined €300 for irregularities surrounding Antoine Griezmann’s signing.
Upon the Frenchman’s move to Nou Camp, Atletico Madrid confirmed that they will go head-to-head with Barcelona to the court after finding out Barcelona’s tap-up attempt – negotiating with him back in March this year.
They believe that it has turned his attentions and both the player representatives and the Blaugrana came to a conclusion over his salary. However, Ernesto Valverde’s side was reluctant to pay Los Rojiblancos demands and waited for his release clause to drop from €200 million to €120 million in the summer transfer window.
Since the Spanish Champions got in regular touch with the player since March, Atletico believe Barcelona must pay the old release clause. Both the clubs had a heated debate over this during the summer transfer window, as Atletico continue to fight for this case and Barcelona plead of not getting involved in the dirt.
There were suggestions that the club could play at the backdoor for a game by the judge Juantxo Landaberea, but those were brought to an end after the Spanish board hit them with a fine of a minuscule amount. According to ESPN, the Spanish giants are ready to appeal against this case because of their nil wrongdoings in this case.
Superb, Barcelona are going to APPEAL the €300 fine they have been given in the Griezmann case!
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) September 26, 2019
The Spanish board believe that Barcelona breached the regulations – overruling articles 88 and 126 which forced them to take an action against the club.
Following their statement to fight in this case, the Spanish board are yet to release a statement. Should Barcelona be caught with another misconduct, the consequences are yet to be known.