Barcelona ‘reassure Antoine Griezmann he will NOT be sold in the summer as out-of-form striker holds crunch meeting with the club and his representatives about his future’
- Barcelona have reassured Antoine Griezmann he will not be sold this summer
- The £108million signing has been linked with a move away from the Catalan club
- Reports have claimed he’d be used as a bargaining chip in a move for Neymar
- However, club officials have reportedly told him that he has a future in the team
The £108million striker has been linked away from the Nou Camp having failed to find any sort of form in what has been an underwhelming debut season at the Catalan club.
However, it appears his fortunes may have turned after club officials told the Frenchman that they have a lot of faith in him and that he will not be sold, L’Equipe have claimed.
Barcelona have reportedly reassured Antoine Griezmann that he will not be sold this summer
The Frenchman has struggled to find form since his £108m move from Atletico last summer
Reports of Griezmann being linked with a move away from the club surfaced as a result of his poor season but also because of the financial pressures the club now finds themselves under due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Catalan giants were reportedly looking to recoup as much of the money they paid for Griezmann while other reports have claimed that he would be used in a player-plus-cash deal to bring PSG superstar Neymar back to the club.
The 29-year-old has also been linked with a move to Inter Milan – a bargaining chip to help sweeten the deal to bring long-time target Lautaro Martinez to the club.
But following his sublime chip in the 4-1 win over Villarreal, it seems things are on the up at Barcelona for the World Cup winner.
Griezmann linked up with Lionel Messi to score a sublime chip in the 4-1 win over Villarreal
Griezmann was placed alongside Luis Suarez up top with Lionel Messi acting as the playmaker in the emphatic win, which came as a stark contrast compared to his cameo appearance against Atletico last week.
Barca boss Quique Setien, who has reportedly had rifts with certain players in the squad, was delighted with how Griezmann and his team-mates performed on Sunday.
‘I felt truly satisfied with the performance and I’m sure the players did too because they played a great game and enjoyed themselves,’ Setien explained.
‘I would like to play like this in every game but it’s not an exact science. Every game is different but today we did everything right.’