Antoine Griezmann, celebrating a goal against Real Betis


There was not veto of Barça players to the signing of Griezmann

Published:7/09/2019 - 08:02h

Updated:7/09/2019 - 08:02h

The president of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has confirmed that there was not veto by part of the Barcelona squad to the incorporation of Antoine Griezmann, and remembered that the players never decide the future signings of the club

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During the wide interview conceded in the last hours by Josep Maria Bartomeu, the president of the FC Barcelona no only spoke on Neymar Jr and the future of Leo Messi, but it also went through on of other subjects that were proposed by the interviewer, as for example the contracting of Antoine Griezmann and the rumours that appeared months backwards in the press, signalling that there were players that vetoed the signing.

The maximum Barcelona mandator took advantage of to deny these speculations and left clear that the signings decide them the sportive director, the board and the sportive area in communion with Ernesto Valverde, but never the members of the staff. "No, at all the changing room did not deny . The changing room does not think on the signings. At the end the one who decides the one who index card is the sportive director, the trainer, the club", cleared in statements to 'Barça TV'.

Bartomeu was cutting in this regard, and also was asked after the finance of the signing of the French star, that has cost at all less than 120 million euros to the arks of the club. "With the payment of his clause of rescission of agreement with the Athletic, discount the bills and, to cover what was missing, did a credit of 30-35 million euros of six months; it is a credit bridge that do of recurrent way", explained.

The Barcelona director remembered that the club crosses a state of good economic health, thing that allows him carry out big contractings like the one of Antoine Griezmann. "We are selling well and it allows us have income of other clubs. It carries of normal way and treat it with tranquility". And in this sense, stood out the a lot of that has improved the Barça in his politics of sales. "Before they criticised us by our form to sell. We have us self-imposed be accurate to the hour to sell and are attaining big figures with the sales".

No in vain east is the second summer in which the FC Barcelona has harvested more income by sales, a total of 156,4 million euros, so only surpassed by the more than 230 millions that the club ingresó in summer of 2017, after the sale of Neymar Jr to Paris Saint-Germain and the exits of other players like Javier Mascherano and Cristian Tello.

Griezmann Increases the potential of the Barça

The FC Barcelona, in definite, keeps growing to all the levels and, with the arrival of Antoine Griezmann, will have the clear aim to go back to struggle by all the titles this season 2019-20. When the Frenchman adapt and explode all his qualities, Leo Messi and Luis Suárez will have to a companion of luxury to the hour to face and decide the most important duels of the course.

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