Barcelona club management refuses to give up the services of Frenchman Antoine Griezmann in favor of his former team, Atletico Madrid, during the current summer transfer period, and prefers the player’s departure to a club in Italy or England.
Antoine Griezmann’s contract with Barcelona expires in June 2024, and his current market value is €60 million, according to Transfermarkt data.
Why Barcelona refused to leave Griezmann in Atletico Madrid?
According to the Spanish newspaper “AS”, Griezmann gave priority to returning to his old club, Atletico Madrid, which was rejected by the Barcelona administration; So as not to contribute to strengthening the ranks of one of Barcelona’s strong competitors.
The newspaper added that Barcelona does not want to repeat the scenario of its former striker Luis Suarez, who left last year to Atletico Madrid and contributed strongly to winning the Spanish League this season.
And the newspaper “AS” said: “Barcelona learned the lesson from Suarez, and refuses to transfer Griezmann to Atletico Madrid … The Catalans are not ready to strengthen their opponents.”
Did Barcelona make a reciprocal deal?
The possibility of reciprocity between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid seems difficult; Because Barcelona does not care about any player in the Madrid team.
The Catalan club is seeking to leave Griezmann for Italy or England, where his move could help finance the extension of the contract of Argentine star Lionel Messi, which is difficult in light of the current situation in light of Barcelona’s salary schedule.
What are Griezmann’s numbers with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid?
During his career with Barcelona since his presence in July 2019, Griezmann played 99 matches, scored 35 goals and assisted 17 goals.