Barca fined 300 euros over Griezmann deal

Barca fined 300 euros over Griezmann deal
Antoine Griezmann

Madrid - Barca and Atletico were not immediately available for comment



By Reuters

Published: Thu 26 Sep 2019, 10:52 PM

Last updated: Fri 27 Sep 2019, 12:55 AM

La Liga champions Barcelona have been fined a miniscule 300 euros ($328) by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) after they were found to have broken the rules in their pursuit of 120-million-euro signing Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
The France forward switched from Atletico to Barca in July after the Catalans exercised his release clause.
The RFEF's competition committee said in a statement on Thursday that Barca broke its rules by beginning negotiations with Griezmann while he was under contract with Atletico without their permission, but absolved the player of any responsibility.
Barca and Atletico were not immediately available for comment. 
 


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