Move To Barca Scuppered Neymar Switch
Barcelona could offer Antoine Griezmann to Paris Saint-Germain as part of any deal to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp.
Barca signed Griezmann from Atletico Madrid this summer in a deal worth €120 million. The agreement between Barca and the France international was made as early as January this year.
However, the transfer ruled out any move for Neymar this summer. Barcelona were interested but were reduced to offering PSG players on a permanent deal or on loan. But when Ousmane Dembele rejected the chance of a season-long switch the transfer was dead in the water.
Now, French newspaper Le 10 Sport claims the transfer could be revived – next summer rather than in January. Barcelona have got off to a poor start to the season with the lack of any partnership between Griezmann and Lionel Messi stated as a factor.
Whether Griezmann would agree to a move to Ligue 1 remains to be seen. The 28-year-old has spent his entire professional career in Spain having come up through the youth ranks at Real Sociedad before moving to Atletico Madrid and then Barcelona.