The Blaugrana have been put underneath immense strain owing to the monetary implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the membership’s gross debt nearing a staggering quantity of €1.2 billion.
With the membership seeking to trim their wage finances by offloading a sequence of star gamers to tie Lionel Messi down until 2023, the France worldwide has emerged as one of many favourites to depart the Camp Nou forward of the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
Chelsea have been the ‘most energetic’ aspect within the race to land the 30-year-old, who’s at present one of many highest earners in Catalonia, based on the newest reviews from Spain.
In keeping with Simon Bajkowski of Manchester Evening News, Metropolis have knowledgeable the La Liga outfit that they’ve ‘no curiosity’ in shopping for the ahead this summer season.
It has been acknowledged that a number of golf equipment have vested their curiosity in securing the companies of the World Cup winner, together with his former employers Atlético Madrid, with whom he received the La Liga title in 2014.
Furthermore, Barcelona are hanging their hats on a mortgage change for the ex-Actual Sociedad star, as membership officers consider that they can’t earn a major quantity from the sale of the striker, who has three years left on his present cope with the La Liga giants.
Barcelona would favor to promote Griezmann to a membership exterior Spain, and the membership are in ‘full favour’ of sanctioning a mortgage transfer if the client membership are keen to pay his whole wages.
Following the current arrival(s) of Memphis Depay and Sergio Agüero to the La Liga giants, the France worldwide would reportedly be open to a transfer away from the Camp Nou, the place he would function extra often.
Nonetheless, it has additionally been talked about that Griezmann prefers a return to Atlético, who’ve explored the potential of a swap deal involving Saúl Ñíguez and their former star – a deal which can show troublesome to dealer for financial causes.
After bagging 20 objectives and 12 assists in 51 appearances for Ronald Koeman’s aspect within the earlier marketing campaign, the ahead has effectively and really proved his salt after a irritating begin to life at Barcelona since his transfer in 2019.
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