Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Griezmann will have to make a crucial decision for his future!
Football – Mercato – Barcelona
In order to confirm the extension of Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona would like to separate from Antoine Griezmann. the French international would appear in the sights of Atlético, Juventus, but also of English clubs.
The summer transfer window is not easy for the leaders of the FC Barcelona. In great financial difficulty and in the obligation to reduce its payroll to extend the contract of Lionel Messi, the Catalan club must part with many players. » We have to follow the rules, but we have the confidence, either by reducing the payroll or by a formula acceptable to LaLiga. This is a problem that exists, but we are confident that we will solve it » told Joan laporta this Thursday. Recruited for a check of 120M € in 2019, Antoine Griezmann is one of the players pushed towards the exit. The French international keeps a nice side on the market and appears in the small papers of the biggest European teams.
Atlético, Griezmann’s priority
In recent days, a return toAtlético has been mentioned. According to the Spanish press, the two clubs have discussed an exchange with Saul Niguez, but the operation promises to be complex due in particular to the requirements of the French. Nevertheless, as indicated Mundo Deportivo this friday, theAtlético remains a credible lead. Indeed, the French international, who wore the Madrid jersey between 2014 and 2019, would not take a dim view of a return to the Colchoneros, but as indicated by Mateu Alemany, the FC Barcelona does not expect to receive significant offers for Griezmann during this summer transfer window. » The market is moving, but there is little. We like Antoine, he is a high level player, but given the situation it will be difficult to receive an interesting offer. »Admitted the general manager of the Catalan club during the presentation to the press of Memphis Depay. Diego Simeone hopes, in any case, a new striker this summer. » We are talking with the club, there are positions to improve in the team, we need a striker. Another player will come if it’s not Griezmann. The club will make the best financial decision »Confided the Argentinian coach. But if the door Atlético were to close permanently, others could open to Antoine Griezmann, 30 years old.
Juve, Premier League and PSG as other options
As indicated by The team, the Juventus would also appreciate the profile ofAntoine Griezmann. Information confirmed this Friday by Sport. According to the Spanish media, the Italian club could move up a gear in this case, especially if Cristiano Ronaldo had left Italy to join the PSG. The Catalan club hopes to complete a loan with an option to buy with the Juventus, which is waiting to see developments in the market. Otherwise, Griezmann would also have a nice coast in England. As announced by Mundo Deportivo, the FC Barcelona could attempt to sell the 2018 world champion to a Premier League club. The Spanish media discusses the tracks Chelsea, Manchester City, but also Tottenham. According to The Daily Star, the Spurs could activate the track leading to Griezmann, but only in case of departure ofHarry kane, announced at Manchester city. In France, only the PSG has the means to afford the French international, but the Parisian club has other priorities for the moment such as the extension of Kylian Mbappé.