The operation between Barcelona and Atlético, which at first seemed like a utopia, is gaining strength every day. Given the few satisfactory offers he has received from the Frenchman, the Barça club would welcome a trade for a great midfielder like Saúl, as a result of the signings of Depay and Agüero and the need to reduce the salary mass in the squad.
Griezmann is one of the players who earn the most in the Barça team, and it would also be necessary to see if he will start after the arrival of the two aforementioned attackers. For this reason, a barter could help to reduce the expenses in salaries considerably, and also, to bring in a midfielder, a position that they already tried to reinforce with Wijnaldum, but that did not materialize.
Saúl and Griezmann were teammates / Soccrates Images / Getty Images
The players would also see this operation with very good eyes. Griezmann has been at Barça for two years and has not finished feeling comfortable, so returning to Atlético could mean a rebound in his career. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Frenchman would be willing to lower his salary to play with the rojiblancos, who would make up a fearsome forward.
Saúl, for his part, prefers to join FC Barcelona before going to another league. At Barça, although he would have to compete with Pedri, he would have at least the opportunity to play minutes in his position. At Atlético he had lost his title because he did not fit into the system, and when he played, he had to do it on the wing, winger or midfielder.
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In an exchange between Saúl and Griezmann, Barça and Atlético would win equally
Barça and Atlético could reach a satisfactory agreement for both parties, exchanging Saúl for Griezmann.
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Koeman and Simeone would have given the ‘OK’ to the Griezmann-Saúl exchange
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The final of the Copa América and the possible exchange Griezmann-Saúl, on the covers
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Both clubs are optimistic about the future of the operation and could close it in the next few days, which would allow the players to start the preseason from the beginning, to convince their respective coaches. I believe that this exchange is an operation that would benefit all parties, both clubs and both players.