Antoine Griezmann’s lawyers pay release clause to complete Barcelona transfer


ANTOINE GRIEZMANN is on the verge of joining Barcelona after his lawyers entered La Liga offices to deposit the player’s buyout clause on Friday afternoon.

In Spain, players must effectively buy themselves out of their contract, if their buyout clause is met, before being allowed to leave.

The league’s headquarters in Madrid are where representatives must visit to go through the formal procedures, and Griezmann’s lawyers were pictured outside on Friday.

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have been negotiating over the transfer of Griezmann since the start of the summer window.