Some Spanish sources claim that Paris Saint-Germain entered the battle to sign Antoine Griezmann, who was expelled by Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. Common should be taken with a grain of salt.
Total football PSG are allegedly interested in the position of Antoine Griezmann before replacing Lionel Messi in 2023. The Parisian club is said to be willing to offer his big salary, but will ask Atletico Madrid to play him as few matches as possible to reduce the transfer amount: the option to buy Colchoneros is already up to 40 million euros, which is conditional on the number of matches he will play. But the Parisians are willing to put in €25m in addition to Pablo Sarabia to secure his services.
Paris Saint-Germain ready to help Barcelona?
A rumor that sounds suspicious for several reasons. The French striker was not at his best last season. Although he scored early in the season, it seems unlikely that a short playing period will help him maintain his athletic condition (Diego Simeone currently plays him for 20 minutes per game). It is also doubtful to imagine that PSG would intervene in a file that would punish Barcelona by removing a thorn on its part. The player never hid his affection for OM. After Christophe Galtier, it seems unclear that Louis Campos chose a new item sealed Marseilles. Finally, his profile does not stick to the type of recruits the Portuguese leader prefers, while PSG tries to rebalance its budget.
The Spanish media sometimes, more than their French counterparts, takes positions in support of their clubs. This was particularly the case with Barcelona, this transfer window, with multiple rumors spreading about players he wanted to get rid of. Antoine Griezmann’s arrival at Paris Saint-Germain appears highly unlikely in the coming months.
🚨 EXCL: El PSG estaría muy interesado en el fichaje de Antoine Griezmann, en 2023, para concituir a Leo Messi. El club parisino le ofrecería un salario muy alto y buscarían que jugase el mínimo de minutos con el Atléti para rebajar su precio. #PSG #FCBlive 🇨🇵 pic.twitter.com/EE47dqK3jT
– Total Football (FutbolTotalCF) September 6, 2022