Atletico president claims they have evidence to demand €200m for Griezmann

Enrique Cerezo has added further fuel to the fire of Atletico Madrid’s frustration following Antoine Griezmann’s move to Barcelona.

The Rojiblancos claimed that an agreement had been in place between the two clubs for the player to leave for 200 million euros in March, before the Catalans went on to activate his 120 million euro release clause on Friday.

“If the club have made this statement it’s because there’s evidence,” Cerezo said on RAC1.

“We have to study it and we’ll demand the amount we consider to be necessary.”

Griezmann’s own attitude also displeased Cerezo, after spending five years at the club.

“I’m disappointed by his attitude,’ Cerezo admitted. “He wanted to leave but he didn’t tell us until the last minute.”

But in spite of everything, there was no denying the Frenchman’s ability and what he’ll offer on the pitch at the Camp Nou.

“They’ve made a great signing,” Cerezo confessed.

“We didn’t want him to leave but he made his decision and we’ll see if it’s the right one or not.”