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Antoine Griezmann is ‘very disappointed’ with the way former club Atletico Madrid have handled his transfer to Spanish rivals Barcelona.

The Frenchman moved to the Nou Camp for a €120 million fee, signing a lucrative five-year contract with the La Liga champions.

However, Atletico are believe they are owed a further €100m, alleging that negotiations between Griezmann and the Catalan club first took place before the release clause lowered on July 1.

Atletico released a club statement which read:

Antonio Greizmann Barcelona

Antoine Griezmann has been officially unveiled as a Barcelona player, with the forward to wear the No 17 shirt for his new club.

The France star completed his move to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid on Friday for a fee of £108million.

Griezmann was in good spirits as he posed in the Barcelona kit for the first time and spoke of his desire to win the Champions League for the first time.

Pedro, Mark van Bommel and Emmanuel Petit are amongst the players to have previously worn the No 17 for Barcelona, with Jeison Murillo, who was on loan from Valencia last season, the most recent player to have worn it.

A signing that’s been two years in the making, Antoine Griezmann is, at last, a Barcelona player. The Spanish champions have announced on their website that:

FC Barcelona has paid the 120 million euro buyout clause to release Antoine Griezmann from Atlético Madrid.

The player will sign a contract with his new club for the next five seasons, through to 30 June 2024, with a buyout clause of 800 million euros.

But reports out of Spain say that Atletico is refusing to end Griezmann’s contract. They argue that the transfer was clearly agreed when the fee was €200 million. Griezmann’s contract clause was €200 million before the 1st of July, when it got reduced to €120 million.

The 10 Most Valuable Squads In Europe

Eden Hazard Real Madrid

Real Madrid have dominated the transfer window this summer and that record investment has paid off as Zinedine Zidane has at his disposal the second most valuable squad in Europe according to Transfermakt.

Summer signings Militao (€70m), Mendy (€30m), Hazard (€150m), Rodrygo (€40m) and Jovic (€60m) have cost a combined 350 million euros. They join the likes of Vinicius (€70m), Varane (€70m), Asensio (€60m), Kroos (€60m) and Casemiro (€60m), who are rated highest across the squad. This puts the value of the squad whopping 1.230 billion euros, more than at any other time in the club’s existence.

Real Madrid have made official the list of 29 players that Zinedine Zidane has summoned for the pre-season tour which begins with a training camp in Montreal on Wednesday.

Although only 27 players boarded the team flight that left Madrid’s Barajas airport this Tuesday afternoon, as Isco and Keylor Navas have been given permission to fly separately.

Navas, who has been enjoying vacation in his native Costa Rica, will meet up with the squad in Montreal, while Isco has been given a few more days to remain in Madrid as his wife is expecting to give birth to their second child very shortly.

Atlético Madrid will be the opponent for the best-of-MLS team at this year’s MLS All-Star Game in Orlando.

The Spanish club, coached by Diego Simeone, features several big names including Antoine Griezmann, Jan Oblak, Diego Costa, Álvaro Morata, Thomas Lemar, Koke and Saúl Ñíguez. Atletico Madrid continues the trend of a major European club coming to the USA to take on MLS’s top talent, something that has happened for the last 14 years.

Recent MLS All-Star opponents have included Juventus, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, with MLS falling to Juventus and Real in penalties in each of the last two seasons.

Joao Felix Atletico Madrid

Joao Felix has been officially unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player on Monday following his mega-money move from Benfica.

The 19-year-old attacker joined the Spanish giants earlier this month in a deal worth €126 million after Atletico managed to beat a number of European heavyweights to his signature.

Just hours after his first training session with his new colleagues, the starlet was presented at the Wanda Metropolitano in front of the world’s media.

After fielding some questions from the journalists gathered, Felix posed with the iconic red and white shirt next to Atletico president Enrique Cerezo.

Real Madrid 2019-2020 Fixtures

Eden Hazard Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has the chance to hit the ground running in 2019-2020 as Real Madrid have been handed a favourable set of fixtures to start the new campaign.

Madrid have finished third in back-to-back seasons and endured a calamitous campaign last time out that saw them sack two managers before reappointing Zidane in March – the man who led them to three successive Champions League triumphs.

However, after spending big during the close season to bring in Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, the 33-time champions of Spain are expected to put up more of a fight this time around as they aim to take back the title from Barcelona.

Barcelona 2019-2020 Fixtures

Barcelona’s bid for a third successive LaLiga title and 27th overall will begin and end away from Camp Nou.

Ernesto Valverde’s men are set to visit Athletic Bilbao in their opening fixture of the new season on August 18, whil they will conclude the campaign on the road to Deportivo Alaves on May 24.

Barça beat rivals Real Madrid twice last term and will hope to continue their Clasico dominance in 2019-20. Camp Nou plays host to the first encounter on October 27, with the return match scheduled for March 1.

La Liga 2019-2020 Schedule Released

La Liga Fixtures 2019-2020

The 2019-20 La Liga fixtures have been released and champions Barcelona will kick off their 2019-20 La Liga campaign against Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames Stadium on August 18.

Real Madrid will also be heading out on the road in the first round of fixtures, as they travel to Celta Vigo.

Elsewhere, Atletico take on Getafe, Espanyol host Sevilla, Valencia tackle Real Sociedad and Real Betis take on Real Valladolid.

The promoted teams play Leganés (Osasuna), Eibar (Mallorca) and Villarreal (Granada) in their first games back in the top flight.

Elsewhere, Mallorca entertain Eibar and Levante go to Alaves.