‘L’Equipe confirmed that Barcelona are now exploring new options after the difficulty they are having to complete the swap deal with Atletico Madrid for Antoine Griezmann and Saul. Juventus’ Paulo Dybala has also entered the equation.
Griezmann’s future is looking bleak at Barcelona. The French attacker, who seemed to be very close to joining Atletico Madrid, may not go there in the end.
Barca are studying new ways and even though the Premier League is a more than viable option, the opportunity to do business with Juventus is increasing. According to ‘L’Equipe, Paulo Dybala’s name is on the table for a swap deal similar to what Juventus and Barca did with Arthur and Pjanic last summer.
If talks continue, Barca would receive the younger footballer of the two, a reverse of what happened in 2020.
Paulo Dybala, 27, had a quiet season at Juventus under Andrea Pirlo although his campaign was affected by a serious left knee injury. A lot has been said about Griezmann. He scored 19 goals and got 12 assists in a good last season, despite the fact his performances were questioned over the last two years due to inconsistency and large salary.
The Juventus attacker ended the season with just five goals and three assists, well off the 26 goals he scored in the 2017-18 season and the 11 assists in 2019-20.