Barcelona will be willing to part with Antoine Griezmann within a year of his signing and pay cash as well to sign a hot target.
Barcelona superstar Antoine Griezmann arrived at the club in July for a sum of 120 million euros from Atletico Madrid. After starting most of the matches for the Catalans, the France international has started to slow down and Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi returning from their injuries has reduced the World Cup winner’s playing time incrementally.
In the fixtures versus Getafe and Inter Milan, Griezmann featured for just 15 and 24 minutes respectively and was unable to make an impact. Ousmane Dembele is one of the players with whom Griezmann interacts in the dressing room, but even the former Real Sociedad striker himself said that he does not interact too much with the all important Lionel Messi.
Earlier it was thought that Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were not in favour of Griezmann’s transfer and though all those claims were refuted, things are seemingly falling into place now. The Blaugrana will be ready to part ways with their new signing next summer if his performances don’t improve, as per Diario GOL.
Neymar continues to be a prime target for the defending La Liga champions and so, the Brazil international will be pursued while he is at Paris Saint-Germain next season as well. Barca will look to use Antoine Griezmann as bait while trying to convince Nasser Al-Khelaifi into selling his world record signing along with 70 million euros in cash.
Paris Saint-Germain will definitely be in a tight position as they would risk losing Neymar for free in 2022 or at a much lower price in 2021. Nevertheless, Ernesto Valverde’s side must not jump to conclusions in a trice as a player does require time and a suitable system to settle into a club. Philippe Coutinho being loaned was a mistake probably and Griezmann would potentially be one as well if things are done in a haste.
Do you think a deal for Neymar involving 70 million and Griezmann is fruitful for Barca?