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Griezmann & Saul swap deal proposed

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid may discover a possible swap deal that will see Antoine Griezmann go away Camp Nou for his former membership and Saul Niguez head in the wrong way.

Barcelona’s troubling monetary state of affairs stands to make Griezmann a obligatory sacrifice this summer season. The Frenchman is a excessive earner and the membership must slash their wage invoice so as to adjust to La Liga’s wage rules and register their new signings.

It has even been suggested that Barça gained’t have the capability to supply Lionel Messi a brand new contract till general wages prices have been dramatically lower. The 34-year-old membership captain is technically already a free agent and gained’t be capable of play till the state of affairs is resolved.

Mundo Deportivo writes that Barcelona have accepted that bartering will now be the one method they’ll afford to signal new gamers this summer season. Strengthening in midfield is vital after lacking out on Georginio Wijnaldum, who selected PSG as a substitute, and Griezmann is the obvious participant whose departure can be financially useful in gentle of Dembele’s long-term injury.

Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona desperately want to chop wages / High quality Sport Photos/Getty Photos

Saul is understood to be interested in shifting on from Atletico and has been for a while. The one factor believed to have stopped a departure from already taking place is the shortage of an acceptable provide to the membership.

Atletico are mentioned to be open to letting him go and gained’t stand in his method, however a switch must be value their whereas.

So far as the Griezmann facet of the proposal is worried, it’s mentioned that Atletico coach Diego Simeone can be pleased to have him again and the membership is hopeful he would settle for a decrease wage than he at the moment earns at Camp Nou. The participant and his camp are usually not in opposition to it if they’re given phrase from Barcelona that they need him to maneuver on and Simeone extends an invite.

Saul Niguez

Saul Niguez desires to maneuver on however Atletico have by no means acquired a adequate provide. / High quality Sport Photos/Getty Photos

Griezmann not too long ago discovered himself in bother when a leaked video appeared to point out he and Ousmane Dembele being respectful in direction of Asian lodge workers. Each gamers denied any racist intent behind their behaviour however Barcelona, who’re sponsored by Japanese e-commerce big Rakuten, issued a proper apology. Griezmann has additionally been dropped by Japanese online game agency Konami.

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