There were disappointing scenes in Barcelona on Thursday and Friday, as invincible spectators visited the stadium and the club’s training facility to express their grief at the confirmation of Lionel Messi’s departure. Unfortunately for Antonin Griezmann, it was the end of the anger and frustration of some fans.
On Thursday, the Catalan giants officially confirmed that Messi’s new contract could not be finalized because he was unable to comply with the rules and regulations of the La Liga Santander finances. After Barcelona president Juan Laporta failed to deliver on his promise to keep Argentina at the club, most fans expressed their hatred and frustration on social media. However, some fans felt the need to visit the club’s facilities to express themselves in person.
Former President Josep Maria Bartomeu has also faced a lot of criticism, but naturally, fans are disappointed not to be able to reach both him and Lipporta directly. As a result, many turned their attention to Griezmann.
Anthony Griezmann is currently the club’s highest earner since Messi’s departure, and it was widely reported that he was offered for sale this summer. The move was aimed at clearing the payroll space, which could be a way to renew Macy’s.
However, the transfer deal did not materialize after Barcelona failed to reach an agreement with La Liga champions Atletico Madrid. Because of this, the club was unable to free itself from Griezmann’s salary, leaving the club with no choice but to leave Messi. Griezmann abused fans who gathered outside the Young Gamper Sports City complex on Friday as they walked in and out for training.
“He’s gone because of you,” he shouted, as quoted. Brand
Griezmann has reportedly agreed to leave the club, but only if his next destination is his former club, Atletico. However, Blagrana refused to accept an exchange deal for Saul Nguyen, and demanded more from the champions despite his disappointing situation.
Eventually, Griezmann will remain, and Messi has been forced to end his 21-year association with the club.