Will Antoine Griezmann leave Barcelona ?

Will Antoine Griezmann leave Barcelona ?

FC Barcelona have announced the signing of star player Memphis Depay and this news has left the football fans worried regarding the situation of Griezmann in Barca. A lot of football enthusiasts and fans want to know Will Antoine Griezmann leave Barcelona.

Memphis Depay has joined Barcelona on a two year deal, the club have officially confirmed. The player was linked with the club since a long time and it was already confirmed that Depay has agreed to join on verbal terms.

The Dutchman will be reunited with Ronald Koeman. The Dutch winger is very well known to Koeman and they worked closely together in the Netherland national team. Depay had been at Lyon since moving there in January 2017 from Manchester United. The 27 year-old is the latest player to join Barcelona after the signings of Eric Garcia, Sergio Aguero and Emerson.

Memphis Depay is a very skillful player and signing it for free is a great achievement for Barcelona. But it has left the future of Antoine Griezmann with Barcelona in doubt.  Griezmann’s future has been the subject of much debate almost since he arrived at the club, and it’s no surprise to see his name pop up once more. Depay is more of a winger which collided with the positon of Griezmann. The club also has Ansu Fati it that position. Two big players can’t contest for a single spot in the team, one has to leave.

One of Depay’s most celebrated assets is the fact that he is not a traditional or a conventional number nine. While it is true that the player did not start out as a number nine, he can certainly play that role and when required, he can play on the wings as well. This gives the manager a lot of options as to how to use the player on the pitch. He can bring a new dimension to Barcelona’s gameplay and can be switched about in the middle of the game as well.

Memphis Depay and Ronald Koeman to reunite at FC Barcelona
Memphis Depay and Ronald Koeman to reunite at FC Barcelona

Another possibility is that Ronaldo Koeman might play him as a striker and put Aguero on the bench. If that happen, it will be a sight worth watching to see Griezmann, Depay and Messi playing together in Barcelona attack. But it seems very difficult because the French winger sets to be sold by the club.

Barcelona are reportedly willing to sell Antoine Griezmann this summer if an acceptable offer arrives for the World Cup winner. The Frenchman arrived at the Camp Nou from Atletico Madrid in 2019 and he hasn’t managed to fully settle yet.

Will Antoine Griezmann leave Barcelona ?
Will Antoine Griezmann leave Barcelona ?

The  rumours of Griezmann leaving have intensified. Barcelona need to reduce their debt and the striker could be sold in the coming months to get money. The same goes for Philippe Coutinho. Both are players with value on the transfer market and the board believe they can be sold. They cost the club a lot of money, but Barca need to sell in the summer.

Although a recent conversation with the player has shut down the rumors. Anotine Griezmann does not want to hear about departing Barcelona. This is what he said.

“I still have three years to go, I have to be careful with my line, because at any time I can slip. My contract with Barcelona runs until June 2024 and after that I think it will be the right time to go to the United States. 

“I love this country, this culture, the NBA and the desire for discovery guides me, but I also have a family I would love to end my career there but being good on the pitch and winning MLS, not coming in with nothing left in your legs and looking like nothing else on the pitch. meaning.”

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