As Sport publishes this Monday in an information signed by journalist Albert Masnou, Barça rules out selling Griezmann to Atlético or putting him in a barter operation. Always according to Sport, multiple factors make the operation impossible. The preceding Lui Suárez weighs heavily.
Last season, and although the Uruguayan’s stage was considered to have ended, Bartomeu ended up reinforcing a direct rival in the League with the known results. Barça does not want this to happen again by any means. In addition, and with a token that, according to Sport, reaches 25 million euros, Barça would have to pay part of the token for Griezmann to play for Atlético. Today, it is not an option.
Sport also ensures that There are no Atlético de Madrid players that are of interest to barter. Saúl is a player valued at 40 million euros and Griemann, around 60. A difference to consider a bareback barter, especially if it is noticed that Barça still has about 80 million euros of amortization of the French pending.
The scenario is complex because Barça wants to get rid of Griezmann, but prefers that he go to Serie A and the Premier. That is, to discard him but to choose his destiny. It will be difficult to give a solution to the situation if you do not have the will of the French player that, according to La Vanguardia published this Sunday, has opened a door to a way out. The summer will be long with Griezmann.