They have been difficult days for Barcelona: the taxes imposed by LaLiga have the club in a delicate situation regarding the renewal of Leo Messi and the registration of reinforcements to the squad, which will not be possible until the club made the sale of some of his figures, being more specific that of Antoine Griezmann.
Being the second highest paid within the club, Griezmann’s departure would completely end the team’s financial problems. Given this, Manchester City has already contacted the French forward to sound out his situation, but his former love, Atlético de Madrid, does not forget Antoine and prepares the ways to make his return through a barter.
According to information from Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona is looking for a “Box to Box” medium after not specifying Wijnaldum and the new target would be Saúl Ñíguez, who wants to leave Atlético de Madrid at any cost and is currently being negotiated his signing with Liverpool. The Catalans could enter the bid for the Spanish and the bargaining chip would be Antoine, in a negotiation that both teams like, although a bit disproportionate, since Saúl’s market value is 40 million euros, while Griezmann’s is over 60 million.
Whatever the path, everything indicates that Antoine Girezmann’s departure from Barcelona is fully signed.