Antoine Griezmann may not see out his current contract at Barcelona, with the club’s president, Joan Laporta aware of interest in the World Cup winner.
The Liga giants are considering a number of options to deal with the club’s financial crisis, and could be moved to sell some of their first-team players to raise funds that will enable them register new arrivals and agree fresh terms with Lionel Messi.
In this regard, Laporta concedes that a deal could be done to take Griezmann away from Catalunya, with swap offers set to be considered if such an approach is made.
Laporta told reporters at the official unveiling of summer signing Memphis Depay: “Griezmann is a Barca player, he has a contract with the club until 2024 and, unless circumstances change, we are counting on him.
“There have been some movements on the market and we can’t deny that there’s been interest in him. That’s a sign of his quality.
“It’s a special market and you have to use your imagination, perhaps thinking in swap deals, but we value Antoine a lot. The club made a big investment in him and we are happy with him”.
Manchester United are also seeing speculation build regarding supposed interest in another goalscorer, and they have had Griezmann on their radar in the past.
Another potential landing spot could be Paris Saint-Germain, with the Ligue 1 heavyweights looking to bolster their ranks as questions are being asked of Kylian Mbappe’s future at Parc des Princes.