Barça: a leader takes stock of the Griezmann case


A member of Barcelona’s management spoke about the position of French striker Antoine Griezmann at the center of a conflict between Catalonia and Atletico Madrid.

“The coach decides what to play”

The case of Antoine Griezmann is known to all. On loan since the summer of 2021 by FC Barcelona to Atletico Madrid for two seasons, the 31-year-old French striker finds himself at the center of the tensions between the two teams over the amount of the option to buy Colchoneros. The least club in the Spanish capital hopes to increase from 40 to 25 million euros. As a reminder, Atletico Madrid will have to raise the latter if the 2018 world champion comes to play at least 50% of the matches of the squad coached by Diego Simeone.

3 goals in 7 matches

After the exit of Rojiblancos President Enrique Cerezo, he aims to deny any agreement with the Blaugrana – “We have not met with Barcelona and we have no news of this meeting” – The Barcelona captain, in turn, broke the silence. In response to a question by journalists, Jordi Cruyff gave his opinion on this thorny issue: “At the moment he is an Atletico Madrid player. He plays it and the coach decides what he should play. He is funny, always 63 (the moment he enters play, editor’s note). The decision is up to them”Wear the sporting director of FC Barcelona.

Under a contract until June 2024 with the Catalan team, the Macon national has scored 3 goals in 7 matches in all competitions since the start of the 2022-2023 financial year, including 2 goals in 5 La Liga matches. In the league as in the Champions League, the tricolor international has no tenure, and limited playing time does not prevent the former Real Sociedad member from being decisive while waiting for a final decision on his future.

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