Barcelona ahead Antoine Griezmann solely needs to hitch Atletico Madrid this summer season, Spanish publication Sport claims.
The Frenchman has been tipped to depart the Blaugrana as they appear to scale back their surplus wage invoice to satisfy the La Liga wage cap.
They not too long ago supplied him in a swap deal for Atletico’s Saul Niguez, however the talks broke down after a disagreement over numerous causes.
The Blaugrana valued Griezmann larger than Saul. They needed some money included within the transfer that will see the Frenchman return to Atletico.
Whereas Griezmann was ready to take a pay-cut, Saul needed a hike on his present wages that didn’t appear possible for the Catalan giants.
It’s now reported that the Blaugrana haven’t held talks with any overseas golf equipment for Griezmann because the ahead is simply centered on Atletico.
Atletico consider they might get one other likelihood to signal the Frenchman in the direction of the tip of the switch window. A mortgage deal might be on the playing cards.
In the meantime, it’s also reported that the Blaugrana have a contingency plan in case they’re unable to get Griezmann off their wage invoice.
In such a case, they would want their excessive earners to take pay-cuts whereas they might even have to dump three to 4 first-team gamers.
Griezmann had a mean debut season for the Blaugrana, however he upped his performances final time period with 20 objectives and 13 assists from 51 video games.
Regardless of this, the Blaugrana are contemplating his future with an extra wage invoice of round €150 million that must be slashed within the coming weeks.
With out this, they’ll’t register any of their new signings. The identical seems a street block in the direction of them handing a brand new long-term deal to Lionel Messi.
Messi has agreed a brand new five-year cope with a 50 per cent pay lower, however he’s now handled as a brand new recruit as his earlier contract expired on June 30.
Griezmann is valued at €60m by Transfermarkt, however the Blaugrana might want way more for the attacker, who stays within the prime of his profession.
Atletico appear to be eyeing a mortgage deal. A transfer might undergo in the event that they settle for an obligation to purchase on the finish of the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
The Blaugrana have already signed Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay on free transfers. They gained’t have to cowl up for Griezmann’s late exit.
Stats from Transfermarkt.com
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