Josep Maria Bartomeu makes Antoine Griezmann revelation

Rex Christensen
May 8, 2018

"I met with his agent last October, but there was nothing to it".

Before Griezmann suits up for Les Bleus in Russian Federation next month, Atletico will face Marseille in the Europa League Final on May 16 in Lyon. Griezmann has a €100 million (Dh437m) release clause in his contract and Spanish media report Barca are ready to pay it.

But Bartomeu says contact was made with the 27-year-old's entourage early this season, telling RAC 1: "I saw Griezmann one day on holiday.

With [Atletico Madrid President Enrique] Cerezo I have spoken about a lot of things, but not about this".

In December it was claimed Atletico Madrid had reported Barcelona to Federation Internationale de Football Association, alleging the league leaders made an illegal approach for their player.

Barcelona fans create a mosaic reading 'champions!' in Catalan before the match.

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FC Barcelona superstar Luis Suarez claims they would welcome the arrival of a LaLiga star, who was also linked with Manchester United.

The France worldwide forward has been one of the world game's most-feared attackers in recent years and a key man in the capital city side's continued place among Spain's top teams.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said he has no objections to the possibility of Neymar going to Real Madrid.

'What they have done and the run they have gone on.

It is great to see them bring in players of quality like this.

Barcelona take on Villarreal, Levante and then Real Sociedad in their final games of the season looking to preserve their unbeaten domestic record after winning La Liga and the Copa del Rey.

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