If he is open to the idea of a departure from FC Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann does not intend to facilitate Barça’s task, in particular by sitting on his huge contract …
French may no longer resonate in the Barcelona dressing room next season. At least this is the wish of the Barcelona leaders who hope to see most of the French players leave the Catalan club. Jean-Clair Todibo opened the ball by joining Nice at the start of the summer and Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Clément Lenglet could follow.
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The most emblematic case is obviously that of the Mâconnais whose departure was set up as a priority by the Milanese leaders. Blame it on his huge salary, estimated at 20 million euros net, or 36 million gross. And this while the Catalan club must reduce its payroll from 347 to 160 million euros to stay within the nails set by the League.
A salary that scares
The departure of Antoine Griezmann has therefore become an urgent necessity. Aware that it will be difficult, if not impossible, to find a club capable of putting 70 million euros on the table to secure the services of the French, Barça wishes to proceed to an exchange. Discussions have been opened with several clubs including Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Manchester City, but without success for the moment. The fault in particular with the emoluments of the tricolor world champion.
And Barça must be right: Antoine Griezmann will not give any gift. ” Antoine is not ready to accept any starting conditions, simply because Barca find themselves in a complicated situation “, thus confided a member of his entourage to The team. It has the merit of being clear…