The newspaper ‘Ara’ confirmed that the negotiations are practically broken, although Enrique Cerezo gave some hope to Atletico Madrid at the presentation of the VIII edition of the Platinum Awards.
The possibility of Antoine Griezmann returning to Atletico Madrid and Saul leaving to join Barca seems more difficult every day. The newspaper ‘Ara’ gave little prospect of prospering this option, which gained weight during the last week and has been diluted since then.
The newspaper confirmed that it was Barca’s board who decided to rule out the deal, as they were unhappy with the economic conditions of the deal.
At the same time that the aforementioned source distanced the exchange, Enrique Cerezo put some spice into it with one of his usual interventions in the presentation of the VIII edition of the Platinum Awards: “In the world of football anything can happen”.
What is certain, in any case, is that Barca have already begun to consider other options to find a place for Griezmann. Even if a swap deal with Atletico Madrid is ruled out, the Frenchman’s departure is a priority in order to adapt the new Barca reality to the wage bill.
England and Italy are once again being considered as possible options for a player who failed to make a name for himself at the Euros and who, for the moment, has gone through Barca with a pass mark.