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Finally get Antoine Griezmann ... Robb wont be happy

posted on 12/7/19

I was responding to Flashy.

posted on 12/7/19

I was looking for answers on this, I have no clue legal matters in this case. But this makes sense:

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"They can only be activated when the funds are deposited with the relevant authorities in Spain to break the contract."

posted on 12/7/19

The argument being made is the higher release clause should be met as that was the amount at the time Griezmann agreed to join Barca

posted on 12/7/19

Players agree to join clubs for free before their contracts run out all the time don't they? Don't see how this is any different.

posted on 12/7/19

theyve taken the 7 off of coutinho

posted on 12/7/19

comment by Loco Liverpool (U18018)
posted 3 minutes ago
Players agree to join clubs for free before their contracts run out all the time don't they? Don't see how this is any different.
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Because his contract hadnt run out Nd didnt for another 4 years

posted on 12/7/19

I know what the argument is, I just don’t think Atletico have a leg to stand on with that because the buyout clause was never activated at that point.

posted on 12/7/19

comment by Ed The King Woodward (U10026)
posted 14 minutes ago
I know what the argument is, I just don’t think Atletico have a leg to stand on with that because the buyout clause was never activated at that point.
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No. But it should have been.

posted on 13/7/19

comment by Disappoint-Ed (U22147)
posted 22 hours, 5 minutes ago
comment by Ed The King Woodward (U10026)
posted 14 minutes ago
I know what the argument is, I just don’t think Atletico have a leg to stand on with that because the buyout clause was never activated at that point.
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No. But it should have been.
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Why?

posted on 14/7/19

I'm intrigued to know what Atleti's thought process and real intentions are here.

What they basically did was giving him a hefty pay rise in exchange for staying on a season. The €200M clause ensured he wouldn't leave mid-season, while the drop to €120M was basically their acquiescence to him reconsidering at the end of it.

So this definitely can't have come as a shock.

I'm unsure as to whether they really believe they have a case they can win in court (doubt it, but that's one for the legal eagles), whether they just want to give Barça a headache, or if perhaps they might be trying to use this to get some kind of concessions from Barça on potential future deals.

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