Covid-19 has shaken the World. The disease has only one cure, namely lockdown of the cities, and this has many complications than a few visible. The economic effects felt by the nations are far more profound than first expected, and sporting World is no exception to the financial constraints. Many clubs and players, including Antonie Griezmann, are suffering the wrath of Coronavirus. There have been fresh speculations in the market quoting that Antonie Griezmann could soon leave the club amid interests from Premier League’s giants Manchester United.
Why are Barcelona forced to sell?
Barcelona was leading the points table when the league was halted due to Covid-19 outbreak. However, there have been various shortcomings of the club this season, and the lack of goals and weakness in breaking the opposite attacks has been the biggest visible shortcoming for the defending champion of the side. The comparative ineffectiveness of Lionel Messi in several games and the age of Luis Suarez were identified as problems, and the team is planning a swoop for a striker.
The team is planning a move for the Inter revelation Lautaro Martinez. However, the abrupt stop to the season has put the side into a financial turmoil. The never heard about financial constraints have suddenly appeared in front of the management. The Spanish giants are hence forced to sell their stars to make a move for Martinez.
Why Antonie Griezmann?
Antonie Greizmann joined Barcelona amidst much fanfare in the summer transfer window of the current season. However, the forward hasn’t proven his price tag yet. The player bought for 120 million pounds could only muster 11 goals in 35 appearances and has been a significant disappointment. Moreover, the club he has been linked to (Manchester United) need an experienced reinforcement up top, and that’s why are the front runners for his signature. Duncan Castles the insider in the world of transfer stated in his podcast that
“Griezmann turned 29 last month, so he’s at that point in his career where your valuation and your worth in the transfer market goes down inevitably,” He further added “You have to find another club who is prepared to take him. Everyone knows that Barcelona are in difficult financial situations.
Castles ended his statement over Antonie Griezmann with
“So all of those things reduce his value and that’s why I think you will see a club like Manchester United, who tried to sign Griezmann in the past and value him as a player, value him as a commercial asset as well, that’s part of their thinking in trying to sign him two years ago, say: ‘Well let’s just have a look at this and see if there is a serious bargain to be had.'”
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