Antoine Griezman is for sale. Barcelona are ‘available to all offers’, says club president Joan Laporta, who needs to discover ‘monetary harmony’ at destitute club… however, Frenchman will ‘possibly rejoin Atletico Madrid’ if he somehow managed to leave this mid year
- Barcelona boss Joan Laporta says Antoine Griezmann is available to be purchased this mid year
- Laporta uncovered the club would be ‘available to all proposals’ for the French forward
- Barca are frantic to diminish their mammoth pay bill to re-sign Messi
- Griezmann has been connected with Juventus however he will just leave to rejoin Atletico
- A trade manage Saul has been examined however talks have bombed as of late
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has clarified that the club are ‘available to all offers’ for Antoine Griezmann this summer.
The Catalan goliaths are in the holds of a monetary emergency and are battling to get a number free from players under the table to guarantee they can enlist signings and re-sign Lionel Messi to another agreement.
Antoine Griezman will be one of the principle players they are hoping to offload this late spring, taking into account how the Frenchman procures £300,000 each week at the Nou Camp.
And keeping in mind that Laporta demands Griezmann is ‘adored’ at the club, he concedes that moving him on to lessen their mammoth compensation bill is a need in the coming months.
Antoine Griezman is a player that has a market, with clubs intrigued, and we are building the crew looking for a monetary harmony,’ Laporta said, as refered to by Mundo Deportivo.
‘With Antoine, we don’t have any issue, we love him. Yet, on the off chance that the market moves, we are available to all offers since we are in a sensitive second where we need to adjust monetary reasonable play and therefore, we ought to talk with every one of the players so it doesn’t hurt them, or on the other hand (on the off chance that it accomplishes) for the least time conceivable.
‘We are making these equilibriums and are available to every one of the alternatives that the market can give us, however we would prefer not to hurt the group seriously.’
Antoine Griezman, who featured for France at Euro 2020 this summer, is now back in training with Barca, and has since been linked with moves to Juventus and former club Atletico Madrid.
Reports in France have suggested that Barcelona are hoping to swap Griezmann for Paulo Dybala, who has been linked away from Turin in recent months.
The 27-year-old – who has just 12 months remaining on his deal – had a mixed season in Serie A last term as the club surrendered their stranglehold over the Scudetto, scoring five times and laying on three assists.
However, Spanish news outlet Cuatro have claimed that Griezmann is only considering a sensational reunion with Diego Simeone at Atletico.
Reports in Spain suggest Griezmann will only rejoin Atletico Madrid if he were to leave
Griezmann controversially left Atletico in 2018 for £107million but could be welcomed back at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The 30-year-old has often been criticised during his spell in Barcelona, having failed to replicate his sparkling form from his Atletico days.
However, despite media scrutiny he still managed 20 goals in all competitions last season – taking his club total to 35 strikes across two campaigns at the Nou Camp.
Another swap deal involving Griezmann and Saul Niguez has been put forward in recent weeks but talks have since stalled.
Griezmann has often faced scrutiny over his performances since his £107m move in 2019
However, Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has since refused to rule out a deal for Griezmann this summer, insisting ‘everything is possible’.
‘I have no idea, they haven’t told me anything, I don’t know anything. I do not know how the negotiations are, not even if there are, but there is little left for you to know what will happen.
‘In the world of football everything is possible but in the case of Griezmann I have no idea, nor have I asked’.