According to Laliga President, Javier Tebas, Antoine Griezmann could be prevented from playing for Barcelona in the coming season.
Griezmann joined the Blaugranas this summer in a £107 million deal and has made his debut appearance in their 2-1 friendly loss to Chelsea on Tuesday.
The move has been a subject of controversy with Atletico Madrid accusing Barcelona of intentionally waiting until Griezmann’s release clause lowered on July 1 before submitting a bid, although they also suggest that a deal must have been agreed before then.
“It is possible to block a player’s transfer,” Tebas told Spanish radio station Onda Cero .
“La Liga will have to decide what course of action to take.”
Tebas elaborating on he desperation of Atletico to pursue the cancellation of the transfer deal said:
“[Atletico] submitted a complaint and put in doubt whether we should pass Griezmann’s licence to Barcelona.
“There’s a process that has been put in motion and those overseeing it will have to come to resolve the case.”
World Cup winner, Griezmann was said to be close to making a move to the Nou Camp only to rescind his decision which he revealed in a video he posted on social media called ‘The Decision’, a video which didn’t go down well with most Barca fans.
The Atletico winger finally announced he was making a move to Barcelona this summer.
Barcelona technical director, Eric Abidal has revealed that it was only after this announcement by the French man that the Spanish giants made their move.
“Atletico Madrid are defending their interests and so do we at Barcelona,” the former defender told Le Parisien, via Marca .
“In no way did we have any prior agreement with the player.
“[Barcelona] got in touch with his entourage, including his lawyer, after Griezmann announced his intention to leave his former club.
“[Barcelona] president Bartomeu contacted Atletico to learn about Griezmann’s contractual conditions and to inform them that, if there was to be no negotiations, Barcelona would pay the release clause of 120 million euros.”