Saúl and Griezmann walk hand in hand in the current transfer market. The first asked to leave due to the lack of timing, something that will be strengthened with the arrival of Rodrigo de Paul to Atleti. Barcelona placed the second in the market, since after two seasons, they have failed to meet the expectations created around their figure in Can Barça. Thus, suddenly a trade emerged that would take the midfielder to the Camp Nou and allow Grizi go back to the Wanda. Although the runrún points to the imminent closing of the agreement, AS has been able to know, through the agency of representation of the Elche, that Saúl is not only looking at the city of Barcelona. Be that as it may, the possible operation is being a breeding ground for conversations and analysis since it took up the surface and Lluís Flaquer, a journalist from the SER string, and Gustavo López, former soccer player and now analyst, have given their opinion on the matter in ‘The spar’.
“If we reduce ourselves to football, the one who wins is Simeone. It has been too long since we have seen a good version (of Griezmann). I think that Cholo would recover a player who would form a wonderful trident upstairs. For Koeman, he is not a player who has much enthusiasm for him. It has not lived up to the price that was paid “, Flaquer begins.
“He is a player whose feeling was yes but then no. His ability to sacrifice cannot be denied, but he has not been the one. crack that it seemed it could become. If he leaves there will be no great debate in Barcelona. There would be no large demonstrations to prevent him from leaving. Something will have to give because the one who is in need is FC Barcelona, ”he continues, before qualifying as follows: “What Barça cannot do is fall into previous bungles. Atlético also have to understand that if they gave Suárez and Villa, they have to pay for Griezmann”. And it is that, the air bridge between Madrid and Barcelona has been traveled in recent times, with the benefit of the rojiblanca, as is extracted from the cases slipped by the journalist.
“What Barça cannot do is fall into previous bungles”
Lluis Flaquer, journalist, in the ‘SER’
However, Gustavo López has another view of the situation, since he does not value the passage of the little Prince for the Barça team and contextualizes what happened: “I think that if the two clubs can be made, they can win. Speaking of sports, beyond what may happen economically. Griezmann’s return would strengthen the lead and he is loved within of the locker room. I don’t think Griezmann has failed at Barcelona. There were too many expectations around him. He found something different from what he had at Atlético de Madrid. Regardless of what is outside the field of play, Griezmann needed to have a bit more character as he did at Atlético. I lack daring and feel more of a leader. He didn’t look happy like he was at Atlético. “
Finally, treat the exchange from the factor that is missing in the equation, Saúl: “For Saúl and Barça, the player can find a place to feel important. It can be very good for FC Barcelona by coming from the second line”. The role that the Elche could play would be similar, on paper, to the one Koeman had in store for Wijnaldum, whose final swerve made him finish at PSG. We will see how this summer soap opera ends.