He FC Barcelona has paid 15 million euros to Atlético de Madrid to sign the peace around the controversial signing of Frenchman Antoine Griezmann and also to obtain rights to score on five mattress players, including Saúl Ñíguez and Josema Giménez, according to the newspaper 'El Mundo' on Tuesday.
According to the online version of the newspaper, the culé entity would have signed "a confidential agreement" with Atlético so that "the emails that are in their possession and that prove that Barça illegally negotiated with the player", when he was still forward of the Madrid club, do not come to light.
Esteban Urreiztieta, deputy director of 'El Mundo' and co-author of the news, described that this agreement between blaugranas and rojiblancos had been achieved thanks to "a contract kept with the largest of the sigils" and also "in the middle of the war between both clubs", as he assured in the program 'The Partidazo of COPE'.
Similarly, Urreiztieta said that Barça had reserved "the right of first refusal on two holders" for the 'Cholo' Simeone. This would enter the scene "if Atlético de Madrid receives an offer for Saúl or Giménez, in case they both want to leave." And he also said that three other players from lower categories, all international U-20 and U-18, would be under those conditions.