In Barcelona today the most important issue in terms of next season’s squad is the renewal of Lionel messi. The Argentine has been a free player since July 1 and Joan Laporta has to finish ‘squaring’ the numbers of his contract so that Leo accept the offer to keep him linked to the Barça club two courses to come.
One more summer, Barcelona puts on the table the possibility of Antoine Griezmann leaving. This time, to be able to square Messi’s renewal. Another thing is that the player wants to go, which is going to be complicated. Via @sport pic.twitter.com/JdmTEAm0uF
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For this, one of the options that the club president manages is the sales Griezmann. Today is the second highest paid player on the roster, with about 23 million gross per season, and at 30 years old he is in a good time in his sports career and there would be no shortage of offers for him.
The newspaper Sport is the one who echoes this information. I have emphasized the Frenchman’s salary because one of the urgencies that Barcelona has if it wants to renew Messi is to lower the wage bill of the rest of the staff. The limit will go from 320 million to 160 next season and there it is necessary to release many players, in addition to lowering the salary of others.
At the moment the departure of Junior heading to Leeds, and Umtiti is expected to be discharged whatever in the next few days. Griezmann It would be another of the great victims of Messi’s renewal. In addition to by his high salary, because as I said it still has a poster and you can get a pinch with his transfer.
Sport itself assures that the great offers for the French striker could come from the Premier League, although it does not specify the teams. In addition, it also points out that the Paris saint germainhe could try his signing if he gets within reach, as it seems that this will happen.
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On the other hand, Barcelona has reinforced already his face forward to the next season. Two of his four signings to date have been those of Depay and Agüero, who could occupy the low let Antoine leave. We’ll see what happens to your situation in the next few days.