April 14, 2024

Griezmann, the real coup de théâtre?

Antoine Griezmann, now 32, joined Real Sociedad’s youth academy at the age of 14, and has obviously spent his entire career in Spain, scoring no fewer than 182 goals in 14 seasons with Real, then Atlético and Barça (with whom he never won La Liga). The French internationalruter the 2018 world champion as early as next January. The Catalan media outlet El Nacional adds another lay…

Antoine Griezmann, now 32, joined Real Sociedad’s youth academy at the age of 14, and has obviously spent his entire career in Spain, scoring no fewer than 182 goals in 14 seasons with Real, then Atlético and Barça (with whom he never won La Liga). The French internationalruter the 2018 world champion as early as next January. The Catalan media outlet El Nacional adds another layer: the Red Devils have contacted Griezmann’s entourage to offer a salary three times higher than that of the 30-year-old. Over and above the astronomical salary he could earn, the 2016 and 2018 Ballon d’Or 3rd-placed player must be wondering whether it would be wise to join a team in the throes of collapse, in which the best player, Bruno Fernandes, plays exactly the same role.