Barcelona ‘has not yet received official bids for Antoine Griezmann’ amid interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid… as clubs and agents are eager to wait until the end of the transfer window to force the hand of the Catalans
- Barcelona wants to move Antoine Griezmann, but has not received any offer
- Spanish newspaper Marca said no official bids have been received for the Frenchman
- Barça’s precarious finances mean clubs and agents bide their time
- The Catalans must cut their wage bill to keep Lionel Messi
Antoine Griezmann has been linked with a slew of top clubs this summer as Barcelona try to get the striker off their inflated wage bill, but a report from Spain says the Catalans have not yet received any bids for the Frenchman.
Atlético Madrid have shown the most interest in signing Griezmann, who left the Wanda Metropolitano to join Barca for £102 million in 2019, but the LaLiga champions only want a swap deal with midfielder Saul Niguez, who fails to make it. to come to fruition.
Barcelona have also approached Manchester City about a possible exchange for Griezmann involving Riyad Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte, Raheem Sterling or Bernardo Silva, according to Radio Catalunya.
Barcelona has according to Marca . Haven’t received a single offer for Antoine Griezmann yet
Atlético Madrid are interested in bringing the Frenchman back to the Wanda Metropolitano
Chelsea have also been mentioned as possible candidates for the World Cup winning striker, as have Juventus, with a trade deal for Paulo Dybala being touted.
However, according to the Spanish newspaper, Barça has not yet received any offer for Griezmann Brand.
While Barca are desperate to cut his pay so they can register new signings such as Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and hand Lionel Messi a contract, Griezmann isn’t under any real pressure to leave.
Griezmann has a contract until 2024 and has publicly said he would like to finalize the deal before seeing his career in the United States.
Griezmann has been linked with Chelsea but they are no longer hiring players over 30 for high fees
Pep Guardiola’s main target is Harry Kane, making a Man City move for Griezmann unlikely
Any club looking to sign him, meanwhile, are in no rush, as the transfer window is still open for five weeks and everyone knows that Barca are in a precarious situation due to the state of their finances and may have to accept a low offer.
“Football players’ agents and representatives are not stupid and they know that Barcelona are in a desperate and critical situation if they want to renew Messi’s contract, so they know they just have to wait,” the Marca report said.
“There is still more than a month to go and the club’s position will weaken if they recognize the reality: either they sell players below their market value or they don’t keep Messi.”
Manchester City are unlikely to be tempted to give up Sterling, Mahrez, Silva or Laporta to sign Griezmann, as Harry Kane is their main transfer target this summer.
Chelsea could use an extra striker after Timo Werner scored just six Premier League goals, although they are reportedly reluctant to sign Griezmann for a large fee as he is over 30, with the West Londoners recently targeting younger players as Werner directed. , Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic.