According to the reliable Cadena Ser, Barcelona would not hesitate to sell Antoine Griezmann if a satisfactory offer would be made. The Catalan club believes that the player can be used to generate funding for other forwards, with special emphasis on Neymar’s return to the Camp Nou.
Also, Griezmann has many international team-mates at Paris Saint-Germain, so if the Parisien club believes in the player, it would be no surprise that they would want to acquire him in a swap deal considering that Neymar wants to return to Barcelona.
Griezmann has failed to impress at Barça in his first season, despite the statistics being very close to Neymar’s debut season at the Catalan club. The Frenchman managed to contribute with 15 goals and 4 assists in 46 games this season, while Neymar had 15 goals and 15 assists in 2013/14 in 46 games.
Barcelona will keep monitoring Griezmann’s performances and decide whether once again, a record signing failed or not. The upcoming Champions League games will be key not only in the Frenchman’s future but also in Barça’s plans regarding the transfers of forward players.
Sources: Cadena Ser, Goal
Video: Barcelona vs Alavés — Match Preview
Barcelona take on Alavés in Matchday 6 of La Liga Santander, following a wonderful display and victory over Juventus midweek, in the Champions League. But Ronald Koeman’s side have already dropped big points in the league this season, and know that anything other than 3 points against the Basque outfit would be disastrous for our title aspirations.
This should be another good opportunity for Barça to showcase their abilities once more and build on that performance against Juventus, as Alavés are a considerably weaker side to the sort of opposition that the Catalans have had to face so far this campaign.
Having said that, Pablo Machín’s men will try and make life difficult for Barça, similar to what Getafe did, and Alavés will feel confident that with the right sort of game-plan, they can make Koeman’s side slip up in La Liga once more.