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ACCORDING TO 'SPORT'

Antoine Griezmann has decided where he wants to play in the 2021-22 season

Published:12/07/2021 - 09:31h

Updated:12/07/2021 - 13:11h

Barça, Atleti and several clubs in Europe are pending on the situation of Griezmann, who would have already taken a situation regarding his future

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The economic situation of the FC Barcelona is extremely grave and the club is forced to take drastic measures to be able to prepare of face to the tempoada 2021-2022. The main aim of the Barcelona is to reduce the mass salarial (in 50%, apróximadamente) to fulfil with the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga and like this can inscribe to Leo Messi in the staff, afterwards that it left to be player of the Barça after the vencimiento of his agreement on 30 June.

They are many the decisions that it is necessary to take in the City Condal and few will save . In the club work in the sales and cessions of several players, but with what has reached for the moment is not sufficient. To free the mass salarial, the Barça is in the need (urgent) of 'undo' of any of the 'heavy weights' of the changing room... Of any of the players that more earn in the staff and Antoine Griezmann comes under scrutiny.

The French forward has an index card of more than 30 million euros and this supposes a quebradero of head for the directors blaugrana, reason by which already is in the market of signings. 'Sport' Has explained that the player of 30 years has the complete intention to continue his career futbolística in the FC Barcelona, where remain him three years of agreement, but would not put a lot of problems to seal a possible exit of the City Condal, because it understands that the club is in a very delicate situation.

The big problem is how goes out and to where goes . The culés know that a sale is impossible. To the Barça remains him for amortising 81 millions of the traspaso of the 'Principito' from the Athletic and an exit by a mount inferior to that would suppose a loss for the club, but also are conscious that anybody, as it is the market, goes to pay what really costs the attacker Frenchman. The main option is a cession, as it aims 'Sport', but neither is a so simple operation.

For the Barça is paramount that the team to the that leave 'Grizzi' pay the whole of his index card. The before quoted source aims that they do not want to reinforce to a direct rival, taking in account the information desvelada does a pair of days by 'Sportive World', that affirmed that it existed an option of barter with the Athletic that would include to the French and Saúl Ñíguez. The Barça remembers the error that committed with Luis Suárez and do not want to benefit in such a way, again, to one of the teams with which contests everything.

On the other hand, the newspaper 'Sport', unlike what has informed 'MD', explains that in the City Condal, in case of an exchange, are not convinced of Saúl. The technical direction bet more by a mediocentro defensive and the greater quality of the Spanish is his offensive power. On the table, explains the source, is the option of a central defender, but for the moment the culés would not be entirely insurances of the operation. Griezmann, by his part, would be loved to return home, but also understands that there are a lot of obstacles.

The options for 'Grizzi'

The natural option for the international by France is to remain in the Camp Nou. The Barça will communicate him his intentions and the possibility to go out of the club, but lto final decision will take it he and, for the moment, is to follow dressing the elastic Barcelona. Other clubs, like the Juventus, Manchester City or Chelsea also keep attentive to the situation of the player, but have not presented offers in concrete, although it has advanced that they also would opt by a cession.

The Juventus is the one who has showed more interest. The Italians would be had to assume his index card compete, but the operation depends on the continuity or no of Cristiano Ronaldo in the team. On the other hand, in the last days went out to the light that Pep Guardiola had contacted to Griezmann for tantear his traspaso to the Manchester City, by what also would be a viable option for the forward culé.

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