Barcelona Considering Using Antoine Griezmann For Neymar Swap Deal
Barcelona could use Antoine Griezmann as part of a swap deal to sign Neymar, despite only buying the French forward earlier this year.
There was no secret to the fact that Barcelona tried and failed to bring Neymar back from PSG this summer with reports of all sorts of different deals for the forward, including many potential swap deals.
Ernest Valverde's side did get their hands on Griezmann though however according Le10 Sport Barca are considering offloading the former Atletico Madrid forward in exchange for Neymar and the idea 'shouldn't be taken lightly.'
Griezmann's start to life at the Camp Nou has been average, scoring three goals and putting on two assists in nine games, and his relationship with Lionel Messi isn't the best.
Speaking this week, ahead of Barca's Champions League game with Inter, the 28-year-old explained how things between him and Messi were, saying, "He is not someone who talks a lot and neither am I. It's difficult.
"I have already given him some mate (tea) and we are going in the right direction.
"But he has been injured a lot so it is difficult to make this connection, to improve it.
"We are two good guys, nice people, and I'm here to help anyone on the team."
Messi missed most of pre season and several games at the beginning of the season due to injury but started the game against Inter this week.
Without the Argentina superstar the Catalan giants have struggled this season and have already lost two games in La Liga, drawn another and drew with Borussia Dortmund in Europe.
The Spanish champions were expected to sign Griezmann in the summer of 2018 but he decided to stay in Madrid, a year later they got their man but were later fined for breaching the rules of transfers, after Atletico claimed they had tapped up the forward.
Neymar started the season out of the PSG team after saying he wanted to leave but has been brought back into the fold by Thomas Tuchel now the transfer window has closed.
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