Barcelona Transfer News: Ernesto Valverde Comments on Antoine Griezmann Rumours

Ruben Hill
November 18, 2017

Additionally, there remains a strong possibility that Alexis Sanchez will join City from Arsenal either for a cut-price fee in January or on a free transfer in the summer, which would surely mean no space for a signing of Griezmann's profile.

Griezmann, 27, was keen on leaving Diego Simeone's side last summer but opted to stay in Spain in an act of loyalty after the club's transfer ban was upheld.

"If players aren't committed all they need to do is ask for a transfer because the only people who should be at the club are those who have their entire focus on it".

But the Barcelona boss insists that he is happy with his current options, pointing out that he could also turn his attention to the second team in case of emergency.

"Griezmann is a player of Atletico de Madrid".

While a Barcelona move has been the most talked about this week, it's not the only move.

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has broken his silence regarding the future of a Rojiblancos player who has been linked with both FC Barcelona and Manchester United. We trust everyone: [Gerard] Pique, [Samuel] Umtiti and, of course, [Thomas] Vermaelen. We have to be honest and know that a squad with top four centre-backs is well covered.

The Catalans have also been tipped to make a new attempt to sign Philippe Coutinho following their unsuccessful attempts to lure the Brazilian away from Liverpool during the summer. "I just hope that we don't broadcast on TV or radio the possible interest in new players". "We value what we have but we are not going to close doors". Have your say in the comments section below.

Reports in the French press during the international break hinted at discreet discussions taking place between the 26-year-old and league leaders Barca. [I expect] a Madrid who will give everything and come to the Wanda Metropolitano with a lot of desire.

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