By Andrew Thompson
Published: July 22, 2021 7:01 pm
Last Updated: July 22, 2021 7:05 pm
Barcelona is knee-deep in what can only be described as a summer of fun at current, with the Catalan giants facing difficult decisions as they tackle some hard questions on and off the pitch.
The club is in difficult financial constraints and the need to shift a large number of players off the books if they are to continue to retool under Dutch headmaster Ronald Koeman remains a priority.
Barcelona continue to keep Antoine Griezmann in the shop window
Despite his status as one of the most recognized faces in European football, Antoine Griezmann is hardly viewed as a necessary part of Barcelona’s future in the wake of the club’s need to fix its financial situation in rapid order.
Antoine Griezmann has now been offered to four clubs, including Tottenham and Manchester City, but the player is only considering AtlÃ©tico Madrid – should he leave Barcelona at all, according to L’Ãquipe. https://t.co/kSWS9b0dFc
â Get French Football News (@GFFN) July 22, 2021
As reported by Sports Illustrated, the French international and former AtlÃ©tico Madrid and Real Sociedad standout has been offered by the Catalan giants to a handful of big clubs across Europe, including Premier League outfits Manchester City and Tottenham.
However, according to Get French Football, Griezmann will only consider a return to La Liga rivals AtlÃ©ti if he does end up heading for the exit door at the Camp Nou. It remains unclear if Barca will be able to shift the player given his wages and his desire to not leave Spain, which could prove a major stumbling block in their summer plans.
Nine players up for sale as financial needs grow
Sky Sports are reporting that Barcelona has put up to nine players up for sale this summer as their need to get a handle on the club’s financial situation grows.
Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele are on a list of at least…