Atletico had claimed that Barcelona had reached an agreement for the signing of the French national player when his exit clause was 200 million euros ($178 million/$221 million) instead of the 120 million euros ($107 million/ $134 million) they eventually paid. “After receiving a “yes” vote in response, an agreement was reached with the French striker with Pep Segura, Barca`s general manager, and with Robert Fernandez, director of football. Barcelona and Atlético Madrid have agreed to put a complete stop at the end of their dispute over Antoine Griezmann, according to El Mundo. Barcelona will pay Atlético 15 million euros for not publishing emails showing their negotiations with Griezmann before his release clause has fallen to 120 million euros (the fees paid by Barcelona for the player). According to El Mundo, the contract provides that Barcelona will pay 15 million euros to Atletico and the negotiating rights of five Atletico players, including Saul and Jose Gimenez. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have reportedly reached a peace agreement in the Antoine Griezmann case. On 28 July 2014, Atlético Madrid agreed with Real Sociedad the transfer of Griezmann, who would be close to his 30 million euro (US$24 million) buyout clause.   On the same day, he passed the medical examination and signed a six-year contract on July 29.   “[We learned that Barcelona and the player had reached an agreement in March, particularly in the days following the return leg of our Champions League match against Juventus, and that they had negotiated the terms of the agreement since mid-February.” According to the association, there is an agreement with Barcelona, but they say it has nothing to do with Griezmann`s situation. Atlético says they are receiving economic compensation because they gave Barcelona the first option for a number of Atlético players – mainly from the Academy – while they would not confirm that Sael and Giménez will be included.
Bartomeu declined to comment on Atlético`s statement when questioned on Friday during midfielder Frenkie de Jong`s presentation at the Camp Nou. Griezmann`s representatives could not be reached for a position. The legal battle for Antoine Griezmann`s employment of Atletico Madrid`s Barcelona has been settled by a private contract between the two sides. However, according to journalist William Roberto, who spoke with Spanish radio station Onda Cero, the dispute is now settled outside the court, as the teams have reached a private agreement. And now he is waiting for Barca to agree with Atletico on the amount of the succession before he can change in January. However, no agreement was reached, with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believing the 29-year-old was irreplaceable. His current contract expires in 2022, but the club is keen to reward him with improved terms and is convinced that an agreement is about to be reached. As part of the deal, Barcelona will also turn down five Atletico players, including Saul Niguez and Jose Gimenez. Griezmann on his idol, David Beckham.  In Atlético`s e-mails, there are conversations between Griezmann, his sister and his representative, his lawyers and advisers and his father, dating back to March.