Barcelona will not unveil Antoine Griezmann in front of any fans as they fear the event may prove controversial, according to Marca.

It is claimed that the Blaugrana will deposit the full amount of the French forward’s €120m release clause at La Liga headquarters, meaning he will complete his move from Atletico Madrid.

However, despite the fact that the Catalan giants presented Frenkie de Jong in front of 20,000 fans this summer, they will not take the same approach for Griezmann.

The report claims the timing of the unveiling is deliberately coinciding with the relaying of the Camp Nou pitch while the nearby Mini Estadi is hosting the Cirque du Soleil show.

There are said to be fears that many Barcelona fans do not want the signing after he rejected the move last year to pen a new long-term deal at Atleti, before changing his mind.