Barcelona examine swap deal between Antoine Griezmann and Joao Felix
Barcelona will look to provide reinforcements next season after a decent first year in their transition phase. However, the possibility of bringing in new players and in particular big names is very slim due to their huge outstanding debt of over € 1 billion. So not only will they need to get new sponsorships and investment loans, but they may also need to sell a few players.
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Alternatively, they could also try to trade some of their players for others. According to Radio Catalunya, that is exactly what they will try to do as it has been said that Barca may be ready to drop Antoine Griezmann for Joan Felix.
Latest Barcelona rumors suggest a trade between Joan Felix and Antoine Griezmann
While this sounds interesting enough and could work for the Catalans in the long run, the actual chances of it happening are pretty slim to none. Atletico Madrid do not want to give up their most expensive signing and their chairman, Enrique Cerezo, has even confirmed that Felix will not be moving to any club next season. He said in an interview with Manu Carreno,
“Joao Félix’s departure possibilities this summer?”
“Nothing. The player has to adapt, maybe the day he leaves he will be one of the most important players on the planet. Players are not machines, they have their good days and their bad days.
Source Cadena SER
However, when asked about Griezmann and the possibilities of bringing him back to the club, the president’s eyes lit up and he gave a glowing review of the Frenchman. However, it is also sure that Barcelona will not let a player like Griezmann leave his club. He said in the same interview,
“Griezmann? He’s a magnificent player and I hope to get him back, but I don’t think Barca want to get rid of him. Any team would love to have a player like him.
That’s right, Griezmann was a fundamental part of Barcelona’s season last season and without his 20 goals and 12 assists the Catalans wouldn’t have been able to finish third in the league and win the Copa del Rey. . He has finally shown his true potential, but with Barcelona desperately in need of the money, they could sell him now that his transfer value has skyrocketed.
The sale of the French superstar should be enough to bring Norway forward Erling Haaland from Dortmund, however, these are only speculations for now and we have to wait and see what happens in the transfer window.
How would you like to see Griezmann traded for Felix?