was known long before about the interest of Barcelona in the forward
of Atletico Antoine Griezmann and the Frenchman, certainly, is wanted
by the Catalans. So far nobody could substitute Neymar. Nobody knows
what to wait from Ousmane Dembélé as the trauma didn’t let
Frenchman demonstrate all he can. In addition to this Luís Suárez
began to hand over. In this situation the new forward who is already
playing at the top level and is accustomed to Spain is an ideal
candidate for Catalans.
Griezmann is also thinking of changing the club. All know that this
season the Frenchman was playing with lower motivation than earlier.
In summer the forward could have played in Manchester United but, it
seems, Atletico managed to beg him and Jan Oblak to stay for one more
year – for the first season at Wanda Metropolitano. However next
summer after the World Cup it will be difficult to keep Griezmann.
The question is what they can receive for the leader.
essence of a claim of Madrilenians is simple. Atletico accuses
Barcelona that Catalans were holding negotiations with Antoine
Griezmann without having got any permission of the club. It is known
that according to FIFA rules it is necessary to get permission of
team which holds the contract with the player in order to discuss the
conditions of the contract with any football player. The exception is
the only one – if less than 6 months are left before the end of the
contract of Griezmanna with Atletico is valid till 2022. However,
according to the Spanish press, the 26-year-old Frenchman has already
agreed to sign the contract with Barcelona. At the same time
Mattressers didn’t get the permission of Blaugrana. The bosses of
Barcelona had to deny officially this information but FIFA decided to
to the Spanish press, Griezmann agreed on the contract with Barcelona
via his sister who represents its interests and held a meeting with
the bosses of Catalans.
the football world, of course, all bans on negotiations with the
player are ignored. There is no direct ban on discussion with the
representative of the football player or members of his family. We
don’t believe that any transfers in the world are happening without
preliminary consultations with the player’s circle. Other question is
whether some papers were written between Barcelona and Griezmann’s
representatives in favor of the football player that is unambiguously
is possible that the claim to FIFA is a certain way of Atletico to
pressure Barcelona to kick out the large transfer sum. Now
compensation of €200 million is stated in the contract of Griezmann
but in summer this sum will decrease twice. €100 million today
don’t seem to be very large price and Catalans can pay out such
compensation. It is possible that Blaugrana is going to make the
payment and now just wants to coordinate all conditions with the
Frenchman in order to avoid surprises in summer.
its turn Atletico, perhaps, is also trying to receive now more money.
Madrilenians had the pressure lever in negotiations with Barcelona –
whether you pay for Griezmann more than 100 million or FIFA will
forbid you to carry out transfers within two periods (that was the
sanction for violation of which Catalans are suspected). The
complaint demonstrates that Atletico is serious. At the same time
Diego Simeone’s words that he is ready to give any football player
emphasize the fact that the question is only in conditions and that
the club is ready to sell Griezmann.
addition it is extremely interesting what is happening now in
England. Griezmann was and is the target for Manchester United.
Moreover, Atletico prefers to sell the Frenchman to other
championship but not to the challenger in La Liga. However Mancunians
unlike Barcelona weren’t noticed in secret negotiations so they still
quietly watch development of the situation. Eventually, if Atletico
eliminates Barcelona, then Manchester United will achieve what it
speaking, it is possible to claim unambiguously that on Wednesday the
new transfer saga – about Antoine Griezmann ‘s transfer from
Atletico has begun.