Barcelona 90% closes to accept Atletico Madrid loan player in exchange for Griezmann

Barcelona 90% closes to accept Atletico Madrid loan player in exchange for Griezmann

Barcelona considered cashing in their loan player Antoine Griezmann in exchange deal for an Atletico Madrid loan player

However, Xavi doesn’t want the France international to return to Camp Nou after his loan spell at Atletico Madrid

According to reports, Barcelona consider using the opportunity to secure their long term dream signing

On Thursday, Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany was spotted having dinner with Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin, which has given way to a lot of transfer speculation

Moreover, reports claim the meeting is to be cut short because Griezmann’s loan spell

After just one year and that possibility was discussed during the meeting

However, MARCA has come out with a whole different take on the meeting between the two club officials

Claiming that the possibility of engineering a swap deal involving Alvaro Morata and Griezmann may have been discussed.

Morata has been on the radars of Barcelona since the January transfer window, with manager Xavi Hernandez keen on signing the Spanish international

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However, the striker being away on loan at Juventus made matters difficult during the mid-season trading period.

But, with Juventus still undecided on signing Morata permanently for €35 million

There is a chance that he will be back at Atletico Madrid at the end of the season at which point Barça wishes to swoop in and sign him

At the same time, Atletico Madrid is looking at ways to avoid a full payment for the transfer of Griezmann

Whom they will have to sign permanently in 2023

So, it is claimed that Alemany and Gil Marin met and discussed plans that would enable Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to swap the two forwards in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Neither Morata nor Griezmann has had the best of seasons in 2021/22

He netted 11 goals in 47 games at Juventus while the latter has netted just eight times in 37 games at Atletico Madrid

Nevertheless, it seems like Barça remain very intent on the former Real Madrid striker, while Atletico would be happy to keep Griezmann

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