Antoine Griezmann signs for Barcelona or maybe not?

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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Let's take a bet on that if you want. A player of his status will never move to a club for the same salary, there is no fecking way
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Not sure I've ever seen a player get as much abuse for absolutely no reason as Griezmann in this thread. What's wrong with you people, seriously?
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    RC89 Full Member

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    Oh no, I agree. We definitely looked to have pulled the plug.

    That's not my point though. My point is, why say you're 80% sure of leaving (I think it was 80) unless maybe you're in absolute final moments of ironing the deal out. Even then I'd avoid saying it.

    Now he's gone and said it again and with no clear out.
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    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

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    On talent? yes, on personality and wages? feck no
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    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

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    They are abusing Pogba, Lingard and Rashford through him as a proxy. Part of me abhors it but part of me understands it.
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    If he’s celebrating that means he’s scored. So that’s good right?
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    De Portago Full Member

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    I'm not a betting man, but I just don't see anyone willing to up that. Barcelona certainly isn't going to do it if he ends up there, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if he willingly accepts a pay cut. PSG at a stretch maybe. Which PL club would hypothetically even entertain the thought of giving him even a similar amount when the best paid player in the league is supposedly on half of that, and that would be only to match? Big bump would put him in CR territory, say 60 million gross per year.

    He has absolutely rinsed Atletico Madrid when he signed the contract, exploiting the fact that he was deemed irreplaceable and that they were willing to pull out all the stops. His leverage is nowhere near that level now, club confirmed that he is leaving, he can hardly backtrack now.

    Anyways there would be zero way to confirm any of that, seeing as even this 850K figure is by no means official, unlike in say american sports where everyone's salary is known to the last dollar. Wherever he ends up and whatever figure is deemed to be his new salary it would still be speculation only.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    So why even bring up the hypothetical wage ?
    It makes no sense for a player marketable like that to not earn more on his next contract, wherever he plays
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    De Portago Full Member

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    Obviously it would make sense for him to make more, as far as I'm concerned if someone is willing to shell out 100M per year be my guest. Whether any club would be willing to actually do that is a wholly different matter altogether.

    Rumours swirling last summer (for what they're worth) quouted a lower salary offered by Barcelona, and that might be the reason he stayed put in the end. Now if those rumours were true, and their offer was lower than Atletico's last summer when Griezmann was 27 and his release clause was 100M, it would hardly be logical for them to budge now when he's a year older, 20M more expensive, and taking into account Barcelona's board didn't take too kindly to that whole "la decision" fiasco.

    I simply don't see any PL club being willing to shell 1M per week at any player, his last resort would probably be PSG.
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    bonothom Full Member

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    I hope United don't sign this prat. Would be a terrible signing.
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    Judas Open to offers

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    Quality player, just has the personality that rubs people the wrong way. The way he's spoken about on here like he's the devil is hilarious.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Time will tell, he'd be a fool not to attempt earning more. PSG would be ideal for him if everything is considered.
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    Am I missing something with griezzman, other than his brutally ill advised ‘decision’ last year, it seems to have become trendy to call him the cringiest player in the world, or a bellend etc,

    Other than that video, and celebrations Like every player or a fairly harmless Uruguay fascination what exactly makes him worse than most players
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    I would ABSOLUTELY take him if possible.
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    Castia Full Member

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    Fancy saying you’ll leave without an actual offer being on the table...who advises this guy?
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    RedStarUnited Full Member

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    It is so weird.
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    Suv666 Full Member

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    There is no way he announced his departure without a deal in place. The Spanish media is just inventing stories for clicks.
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    Adzzz Astrophysical Genius - Hard for Grinner Staff

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    How do we know he has no offers on the table? He could have tons
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    I don't see all the hate which is directed towards this lad if I'm honest. He always seems to be the perfect professional when on the field and nobody can deny he is one of the best players in the world. IF his wages are around 850k a week then I find it completely baffling. No player is worth that, and no club is going to match that. I just can't see it if im honest. Athletico and no where near the commercial giants that Utd/Real/Juve/Barca/PSG are and only messi and ronaldo are anywhere near that wage and they have been carrying their teams on their backs for the last 5-8 years. We are complaining we have given Sanchez near 500k a week and that has caused utter havoc with our pay structure so surely an 850k outlay per week would cripple Athletico?
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    Surely this “the Barca players don’t want him” thing can’t be a new development? I doubt he would have spoken about leaving Atletico if he didn’t already have a concrete offer on the table.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    It's not new, the new rumours about Griezmann started around March and the main stories were that Bartomeu wants him while Abidal and Planes don't, in April Cadena Ser said that the players didn't want him because he rejected Barcelona. Personally, i think that the first rumour is the most credible, maybe Bartomeu won and Griezmann will sign or he lost and Griezmann is talking to someone else. But none of what the catalan press has been saying come from them and it's not new.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    If he stays, he has a big job winning over those fans.
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    Red00012 Full Member

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    Bad probably because Lingard had nothing to do with the goal probably.
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    He’ll make a good Neymar replacement. Similar wages, not far short of Neymar in terms of stature and ability if a different kind of player, he’s French, what’s not to love from PSG’s POV.
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    andersj Nick Powell Expert

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    As a player I really like Griezmann and I do think he would improve several clubs alot. At the same time, paying over the odds for a player at his peak is high risk.

    28 is not old, but its an «expensive age». Players are often at their peak at this age and you end up paying for the hype that goes along. I remember quite a few in here laughing when people argued against Gareth Bale because of his age two or three years ago. Yes, he was always more injury prone and consequently a bigger risk. (Sanchez, on the other hand, was similar to Griezmann when Man Utd got him. Both in terms of style, age and profile.)

    A huge part of Griezmanns game is his intensity and stamnia. For how long will he be able to keep that up?
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    ubergorp New Member

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    With his release clause being €120m (or £105m) I would be totally ok with us chucking in a lowball £75m or something

    Atleti are sick of his shit and if Barca have pulled the plug they may well hear us out

    If Barca are still interested, it might give them the incentive to act on it, potentially taking focus and/or funds from the De Ligt deal

    It's a win/win, assuming we fancy him of course. He'd do a great job as the right hand striker-cum-winger in that weird 442 diamond/433 false 9 Ole likes
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    A-man Full Member

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    The goal is good, yes :)
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    That's true!
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    MassiveMorgan Full Member

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    He would walk into the team as the best player. IF he is being paid a lot, isn’t it more the fault of whoever offered the wages than the player? He may accept less if he wants a new challenge. But these are all maybes.
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    So... could anything end up coming out of the talk of these documents proving he and Barca worked a deal when AM were still in the CL?
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    Does he? He didn't even want to take on the weather challenge with all his quotes about how Spain is sunny.
    But it's indeed very weird when he hasn't confirmed the transfer yet and announced his departure already. What's next? A video of him deciding on whether to retire now or not yet? :rolleyes:
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    soaphroniscuss New Member

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    Dimmest player in world football. No thanks.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    It sounds very true. Would make sense as to why Barcelona are leaking that the club doesn’t want him etc. and why Atletico have basically forced Griezmann to admit he’s leaving. Once the transfer window officially opens I think it’ll get confirmed.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    Is he their Craig Norwood?

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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    Circa £100m on a 28 year old is showing a lot of faith

    I can see Coutinho leaving
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Thank goodness for that
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Let's hope we're not the chumps who fund it.
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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    Hmm see I’d take it if it was with Lukaku money, I’m spite of his Liverpool past. I miss having a FK and corner specialist. We’re woeful these days at both.