Antoine Griezmann with the new T-shirt of the Barça / Photo: FCB


First contacts between the City and Griezmann for his signing!

Published:10/07/2021 - 00:43h

Updated:10/07/2021 - 08:39h

The half French 'Footmercato' aims that the Manchester City would have contacted to Antoine Griezmann for tantear his traspaso during this summer

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What had begun like a rumour seems to be taking strength. It does some days informed that the Manchester City wanted to 'fish' in the FC Barcelona and had in looks it to Antoine Griezmann like one of his possible signings to fill the empty that has left Sergio the 'Kun' Agüero in the Etihad Stadium. Now, from France affirm that already they have produced the first contacts between both parts.

The half specialised in signings 'Footmercato' has desvelado during this Friday that the group 'citizen' wants to reinforce to his forward and has to several players in mind. Harry Kane is the first option for the ones of Manchester, but no the only. This place specifies that, in front of the high price of the player of the Tottenham, the City handles new options and the 'Principito' is one of the footballers that call the attention.

In fact, they have added that Pep Guardiola has contacted directly to the French forward to know his availability in this market of signings. Like this then , although still there are not offers on the table and treats of a very informal approach, is on the table the possibility that Griezmann change of airs in this window of transfers. Something that would be one very good news for the FC Barcelona.

It fits to remember that the Barcelona club is in the middle of a complicated economic situation and that needs to give him gone out to several players to be able to fulfil with the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga and like this, between other things, can inscribe to Leo Messi in his staff (in addition to the rest of signings). For the Barça is compulsory to reduce, at least, 50% of his mass salarial and the exit of Griezmann would be a grandísima solution for the culés.

The French is one of the players that more money perceives to the year. 'ACE' desveló does some months that Griezmann earns 34 millions to the year, turning into the second better player paid of the staff, by behind Lionel Messi. Of there that the Barça consider paramount to give him gone out this summer or reduce drastically his wage, to the equal that the rest of 'heavy weights' of the changing room.

Koeman Spoke of a possible exit of Griezmann

This Friday, Ronald Koeman referred to the paper of Antoine Griezmann in the Barça and left the open door to a possible exit of the player of 30 years, although it left clear that equally has he for the season 2021-2022. "For me Griezmann is very important. It has been a big signing for the Barcelona and has showed his quality", explained.

The Dutch trainer added that the French "has surrendered very well and is very good player. But I insist, I do not know that decisions will take at the end because the most important is that Leo remain with us. It is the future of this club and it is necessary to try it to the maximum", sentenced.

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