Chelsea on alert: Agent of World-Class No.7 forward in talks with Premier League teams

By | July 21, 2021

The agent of Barcelona forward  Antoine Griezmann has reportedly held talks with Premier League clubs amid rumours surrounding the Frenchman’s next career move.

With the Blaugrana under immense pressure to offload some of their big earners in the current transfer window, French forward is believed to be one of several established names on their way out from the Catalan giants.

Atletico Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for their ex-attacker as part of a swap deal which would see Saul Niguez head in the opposite direction, however, there is not believed to be any agreement over such a proposal.

The Blues have been tipped to bring in 30-year-old forward on loan if they cannot strike a deal for Erling Braut Haaland, and according to 90Min, Griezmann’s agent has been in contact with two English clubs.

The report adds that Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, Man City and Bayern Munich have all registered their interest, but Atletico still stay at the head of the queue.

Barcelona are supposedly reluctant to let Griezmann join a direct La Liga rival after Luis Suarez propelled Atletico to the league title last season, however, the Blaugrana may be forced to accept such a proposal if it means raising enough funds to keep Lionel Messi at the club.

The 30-year-old forward has largely struggled to become a consistent goalscoring threat for La Liga giants Barcelona, however, he amassed an impressive tally of 20 goals and 13 assists from 51 appearances in all competitions last term.