The FC Barcelona would welcome a large barter operation with the Atlético de Madrid, which would lead to Antoine Griezmann back to the Metropolitan Wanda already Joao Felix direct to the Camp Nou. The news gave her Lluís Canut in Onze, from Esport 3, contributing as the main argument the confluence of common interests, sporting and economic, which can favor all the parties involved.
From the outset, the transfer price that the Barça paid to Athletic for the signing of Griezmann in 2019 and the one who paid the Athletic to the Benfica for Joao Felix It was very comparable: 120 million euros cost the French striker and 126, the Portuguese. The amount that remains to be amortized from both operations would also be similar, about 70 million euros, which would facilitate a very similar exchange, although on a different scale, than the one they made in their day. Barça Y Valencia Come in Jasper cillessen Y Net Murara and the one carried out by FC Barcelona and Juventus with Arthur Melo Y Miralem Pjanicof protagonists.
His football lace
Soccerically, neither Griezmann, substitute for example in the last two Classics against Madrid, nor Joao felix , of whom a coach with as much power as Diego Simeone at Atlético he even insinuated in March that “without will, talent is not enough”, they have fulfilled the expectations generated when they changed their shirt.
Beyond his ten goals and six assists, Joao felix He has had a decreasing role in his second season as a mattress, despite the fact that his last highlight was to lift the team by entering from the bench to help in a comeback against Osasuna that can be worth a League. On Griezmann the figures -19 goals and 12 assists- are even ahead of the sensations, which speak of a player who shines more for his spirit of solidarity than for acting as a crack in a tactical ecosystem in which he has never been completely comfortable.
Everyone can win
With the change, the Athletic He would have the certainty of recovering a player who gave his best level dressed as a rojiblanco and at an age, just 30 years old, which puts him with a career ahead. Meanwhile, the Barçawould be made with an attacker of barely 21 years old and with a magic very similar to those that historically have been liked at the Camp Nou, where in the past talented players who came from irregular experiences exploited, such as Michael
The previous year, Atlético already made an attempt with the Barçaproposing this same operation, but at that time the Barça club, still chaired by the previous board of directors, rejected the idea. Now, the perspective may be quite another. An added advantage for Barça would be that the Joao felix, between 7-8 million annually, is not the Griezmann , which exceeds 20.
Finally, it must be taken into account that the representative of Joao felixit is Jorge Mendes, an agent with a very friendly relationship with the Barça president Joan Laporta.