Enrique Cerezo warns FC Barcelona over Antoine Griezmann deal

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has fired a warning to FC Barcelona over their prolonged pursuit of Antoine Griezmann.

The French international confirmed at the end of the 2018-19 season that he would be moving on from the Wanda Metropolitano, with Ernesto Valverde's side reported to be his destination.

He turned down a move to the Camp Nou prior to the 2018 World Cup, however he has since performed a u-turn on that decision and is expected to complete a move to the La Liga champions before the start of the 2019-20 campaign.

However the deal has hit a number of issues, as FC Barcelona have waited until July 1 to make a bid, as the former Real Sociedad man's release clause drops from €200m to €120m.

Alongside this, there are growing reports that the Catalan side had already agreed a deal with Griezmann prior to the end of the season, when his fee was still €200m, but not formally making a move until his price lowered – and for this Cerezo expects a response.

"At this stage we do not know what has happened.

"However, if it is the case that he had previously signed, then there will be consequences.

"The situation does not appear normal, but in a few days maybe we will know what happens next."

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