Barcelona have been purportedly looking for a forward critically since the departure of Neymar. Natheless, despite the Brazilian’s move away, and the injury to summer signing Ousmane Dembélé, Leo Messi has been dragging the team forward with ease, as the Spanish giants rest four points clear on the top of La Liga.
However, the club is not satisfied with its current assets, as evident from the fact that Barca have now set their eyes upon Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann. Reports claim the Frenchman has surfaced as one of the primary summer targets, chiefly in view of the talents the decorated forward has been showcasing for El Atleti.
Furthermore, according to Don Balon, Barcelona are set to endeavour a €100 million deal that could enable the Catalan outfit to harmonize the forward’s release clause.
Regardless, Griezmann is looking for a summer exit, even though a preferred target hasn’t been confirmed. Man United had previously registered their interest in the player, but Barca are seemingly likely to attain the Atletico fan-favorite’s signature, as per a few sources.
Reports also indicate that Barcelona will try to lure the ex-Real Sociedad man by offering him a €20m-a-year salary until 2023. The club is willing to offload a few players in the upcoming transfer seasons, viz.André Gomes, Arda Turan, Vermaelen, Paco Alcácer, Rafinha, and Mascherano, to get financially forward principally in the hopes of signing more reinforcements.
Nevertheless, it’s not yet confirmed whether Los Rojiblancos are obliged to sell the player on grounds of the offensive aid the France international provides. The 26-year-old has been sensational since his advent from Sociedad, tempting other teams to monitor his situation from time to time.
Written by Hritwik NE
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