Atlético and Barcelona continue to negotiate what could be the summer exchange. Mundo Deportivo announced that the two clubs were considering a trade that would include two protagonists, Saúl for the rojiblancos and Griezmann for the blaugranas, who would return to the mattress club two years later. In fact, the Elche he has not trained with the group today neither in the morning nor in the afternoon and the French expect events on their vacations.
Now, Sport points out that Barcelona has given a twist to the negotiation bringing to the fore the name of João Félix, whom they would prefer over Saúl. Griezmann's value is higher than that of the midfielder and to match it, Atlético would have to include an economic figure that they do not seem willing to offer (according to Sport between 15 and 20 million). With João Félix the price would be compatible for the Blaugranas, however, their needs are in the center of the field more than in the forward after Wijnaldum escaped and the Portuguese would not solve the economic problem that Barcelona faces in order to register Messi.
But, in addition, Atlético considers João Félix non-transferable. AS has been telling throughout the summer that the rojiblanco club is not willing to part with a footballer with all the future ahead (he is 21 years old, by Griezmann's 30) and He is not willing to listen to offers or barter or transfer. The Portuguese, recently operated on his ankle, is a fixture for Simeone, with all the potential to be exploited. At Atlético they trust their evolution, they know that the injury has weighed down a course where they had started at an extraordinary level and it is one of the great assets of their squad. João Félix is engaged (today he visited his colleagues in San Rafael) and there are many expectations placed on him.