Spanish media reported that Barca wanted to liquidate and sell Antoine Griezmann to compensate for financial losses.
Griezman’ current price
According to Diario Sport, Barcelona is ready to sell Antoine Griezmann after just a year of recruiting him from Atletico Madrid. The price that Barca offers, in this case, is 100 million euros, which means they accept a loss of 20 million euros compared to when bringing the French player last summer.
Barcelona is ready to let Griezmann leave for $ 107 million, according to Diario Sport. The Nou Camp team accepted a loss because last summer, they spent $ 135 million to break the 29-year-old striker’s contract with Atletico Madrid.
The Catalonia team wants to strengthen the line-up for next season. On the other hand, they are facing a financial crisis due to tournaments postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic. This is a common problem for European clubs and will affect cash flow in the next transfer period.
Last summer, Barca lent Philippe Coutinho to Bayern to pay wages, while allowing the German team to buy off the Brazilian player. Griezmann could leave in the same way.
The French star arrived at the Nou Camp under a transfer contract worth 120 million euros, with a 5-year term and a contract breaking fee of up to 800 million euros. However, for nearly a year, what Griezmann shows is not commensurate with the investment.
Where is the reason?
The French striker has just contributed 10 goals in 33 appearances in La Liga and the Champions League. Despite joining Barcelona with a huge amount of money, Antoine Griezmann could not find a common voice with his teammates, especially Lionel Messi.
Griezmann once said that “Messi is hard to talk to” at the beginning of the season. But over the course of the season, the Board of Directors realized that Antoine Griezmann was not suitable for the game and wanted to liquidate early to recover the investment fee and reduce the salary fund. If only the team spent 100 million euros, Blaugrana would release.
Since arriving at the Nou Camp, the French striker has not met expectations. Therefore, Barca wants to liquidate Griezmann soon to recover the money they spend as much as possible, or at least, get rid of the salary paid to this player.
Antoine Griezmann is considered to come to Barca “by the back door”. Because the players here don’t think they need your character or talent. He is finally welcome. He scored a number of goals but not enough to prove himself worthy of a position in the line-up.
There are many clubs interested in Antoine Griezmann like Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal or PSG. Barcelona is also willing to put Griezmann into a player exchange deal. All have the need to consolidate the attack forces.
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