Griezmann to be fined by Atletico Madrid after failing to report for pre-season training
According to ESPN FC, Atletico Madrid have opened disciplinary proceedings against Antoine Griezmann after the Frenchman failed to report for pre-season training on Sunday despite club orders.
The Atletico Madrid players were scheduled to report back on Sunday to begin preparations for the forthcoming season and Griezmann was a notable absentee, with his Barcelona move hanging in the balance.
“Griezmann had an official summons to be at the club at 20.30 this Sunday and when he did not present himself, we opened a file and will study the case,” said a club spokesman.
Barcelona’s interest in the World Cup winner is the worst kept secret of the summer and the transfer saga took another dramatic turn last week when Atletico Madrid released a furious statement on their website slamming Griezmann and Barcelona for the way they’ve conducted themselves recently.
With widespread reports that the reigning La Liga Champions agreed personal terms with Griezmann as early as March, the Rojiblancos accused Barcelona of illegal approach and claimed that both Griezmann, as well as Barcelona, had disrespected the club.
Griezmann joined Atletico from Real Sociedad in 2014 and has scored 133 goals in 257 appearances.