Barcelona is going through very unstable times. The players and the coaching staff are in conflict and Griezmann has become a point of discussion. Coming to Barcelona at the beginning of the season, the player is losing game time and his agents want to discuss his future at the club.
Came off the bench in 3 of the last 4 matches
In the last 4 matches, the 29-year-old was in the starting lineup against Athletic Bilbao in round 31 but played a combined 21 minutes in the other 3. Curiously, Barcelona have drawn all of them and lost the first place in La Liga. Last round against Atletico Madrid, Griezmann came off the bench in the 90th minute and became clear that Quique Setien lost faith in the player. In such a crucial match, it was surprising to see Barcelona’s No.7 coming so late into the game.
Griezmann’s entourage is upset about the player’s lack of game time and will hold a meeting with the club to discuss his future.
Could be part of a swap deal for another player in the next transfer window
Griezmann and the club are not interested in part ways. According to MARCA, Barcelona have no intention of using the player in any swap deal, and Griezmann wants to stay in the club.
Barcelona has an interest in signing a new striker and Inter’s Lautaro Martinez has been under the radar for quite a time now. In Italy, sources suggest the French international could be used in the deal to bring Lautaro to Camp Nou. And judging for Griezmann’s current role in Barcelona, that could be a real possibility in the next transfer window.
Griezmann is not untouchable despite the €120 million deal last summer
When te player was announced last summer, everyone was excited about Barcelona’s new attacking trident. But Griezmann is not untouchable anymore despite the €120 million deal. Ansu Fati and Martin Braithwaite are being put ahead of the Frenchman in recent matches.
With just 8 goals and 4 assists in 32 La Liga matches, Griezmann’s performance is far from what was expected. The player scored just 2 goals in 2020! This is very unusual as Griezmann is usually a key player in every team he played.
If the player continues to be used as a substitute, tension will rise even more and his future could be elsewhere next season.