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Bartomeu: "Griezmann to the Barça? We will speak on 1 July"

Published:23/05/2018 - 19:12h

Updated:24/05/2018 - 13:33h

The president of the FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has conceded an extensive interview in which it has spoken on Antoine Griezmann and also on the possible advance of the arrival of Arthur Melo to cover the absence of Andrés Iniesta

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The maximum mandator of the FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has conceded an extensive interview to 'The Matí' of Catalonia Ràdio, in which it has spoken of multiple subjects of interest for the fan culé, beginning by the possible signing of Antoine Griezmann of face to the next season 2018-19, with the aim to reinforce even more the forward.

"Have the maximum respect by players that work in other clubs. We have to finish this exercise and from 1 July will speak of high and low. This voucher with Griezmann and with any another player and team", has pronounced the Barcelona president.

For the moment, the FC Barcelona already is working in the planning of the next campaign, although until 1 July will not open the veda in the market of signings. "We are working for the next season. This has been a campaign of successes but every year try to improve. It will be from 1 July. In the Barça do not speak of the other teams and players by respect. It happens each summer and besides is a year of World-wide and is different. A lot of players go in and go out, but after the World-wide that is a big shop window".

"We are working for the next season, every year try to improve"

The duties, in any case, are beginning to do . "In the Barça have done and are doing the duties. I can not say what have done Pep Safe and his team beside Ernesto Valverde, but the culés can be calm. To all the culés likes us that they are the best players of the world in our team, but can not be all and already have a big staff".

"We have showed it with so many records and titles and with a big play this season. We have lost very few parties. I see well that it ask respect by the Barça because the season has been excellent", has thought Bartomeu when happening magazine on the season 2017-18.

"Iniesta is insustituible, will be very difficult to find to somebody that occupy his place"

The FC Barcelona has an option of purchase by Arthur Melo, and could advance his signing of face to this summer. "Have an option of purchase and when the technical think that has to come, will do it", has signalled Bartomeu, the one who has valued in any case that Iniesta is insustituible. "Iniesta is insustituible, does not have substitute. It will be very difficult to find a player that occupy his place".

In fact, it has ensured that the manchego will return to the Barça when it finalise his stay abroad. "Iniesta has an agreement for life with the Barça and will go back when it finish this new stage. The next year? I do not know, I think that it will be a longer period although it is he the one who has to desvelar his future. I think that had several years more than football. It will go back to the technical part because has agreement for life with the club".

The FC Barcelona has to reduce mass salarial

And the Barça does not have to sell for fichar to Griezmann, but yes improve the mass salarial. "If we speak of economy, the Barça is one of the 2-3 bigger of the sport in general. Ingresamos A lot and can do investments like the ones of this year, that seems a bit immoderate but the world of the football has gone back crazy. The 222 million euros that paid by Neymar caused an inflationary spiral", recalca Bartomeu.

"And they have gone in people or multinationals with win to do big teams to hit of talonario. It is true that sometimes, so that they avenge some (to the Barça), have to go others, but the problem of the Barça is more than the mass salarial and have to improve it", adds. From the club, all the estamentos are hands to the work to follow improving of face to the next campaign.

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