Antoine Griezmann’s seemingly imminent move to Barcelona was apparently pushed over the edge by one meeting that took place in April. Catalunya Radio broke the news that a group of directors had a meeting with Greizmann’s representatives in Barcelona.
What made the meeting so important and interesting is the parties present. According to the report.
“For Barça, president Josep Maria Bartomeu, vice president Jordi Mestre, CEO Oscar Grau, general manager Pep Segura and sporting director Robert Fernandez were all present.”
“On Griezmann’s side, the player’s sister, Maud Griezmann, and a legal advisor close to the family were among those at the meeting.”
In the meeting the two sides apparently came to an agreement on the personal terms of the deal. The team’s side of the deal is quite cut and dry. On July 1st, Barcelona will pay out 100 million euros and 80 million will go to Atleico Madrid and the remaining 20 million to Real Sociedad.