Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin and Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany had a gathering over dinner on Thursday night time.
The assembly has led to loads of speculations starting from Los Rojiblancos wanting to terminate Antoine Griezmann’s loan deal to the 2 golf equipment entertaining the possibility of a swap deal involving gamers from respective groups.
Now, in accordance with journalist Ramon Salmurri on Cat Radio, the identify of Griezmann did come up in discussions through the assembly as Atletico Madrid provided Barcelona an opportunity to signal Alvaro Morata so as to decrease the everlasting buy value for the French ahead.
Griezmann returned to Atletico Madrid final summer time, signing on a season-long mortgage take care of an choice to increase it by one other 12 months. At that time, Los Rojiblancos must signal the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner completely for a payment stipulated at €40 million.
Nonetheless, it looks as if Diego Simeone’s aspect are reluctant to pay the complete payment for the 31-year-old attacker. And, so as to deliver down the value tag, Atleti are prepared to supply Alvaro Morata as a sweetener.
The previous Actual Madrid striker has been on Barcelona’s agenda because the January switch window. The Blaugrana are out there for a brand new No. 9 and regardless that Robert Lewandowski is their prime goal, Xavi Hernandez & co. are maintaining an eye fixed out on backup choices.
Morata, to that finish, has emerged as a potential different. At the moment on mortgage at Juventus, the Spaniard might be part of the Italians completely in the event that they resolve to set off the €35 million buy clause. In case they don’t, he will likely be again at Atletico, who at the moment are providing him to Barcelona.
Will probably be fascinating to see if Barcelona are prepared to entertain such a chance and signal Morata as a makeweight within the deal for Griezmann to hitch Atletico Madrid on a everlasting switch.