- The departure of Griezmann unleashes the transfer market.
- Enrique Cerezo: “More than angry, I’m disappointed.”
FC Barcelona is still the team most likely to hire Antoine Griezmann, who this week announced his departure from Atlético de Madrid at the end of the season. The Catalan club is one of the few with economic capacity to terminate the player’s contract, for the 120 million euros stipulated by its clause, and more to learn that two of the European soccer giants are not interested in the French striker. One of the teams with whom Griezmann had been linked is the PSG.
However, his coach, Thomas Tuchel, has denied his interest on Friday: “Griezmann could play in any team in the world and would like any coach, but it is not realistic,” said the German coach, who believes that the PSG should be strengthened with more defensive profile players to opt, at last, to really compete for the Champions League.
Another that is self-discarded in the bid is Manchester City, by mouth of his coach. In his appearance before the final of the FA Cup, which disputes this Saturday at Wembley against Watford, Pep Guardiola has reassured his former fans: “Do not worry about Barcelona, we are not going to sign Griezmann. We can not afford it, “he declared.