4 reasons why PSG are NOT in contention for Griezmann
- PSG have other positions to worry about, their attack is fine.
- They do not want to get in a fight with Barca who already have an agreement with Griezmann.
- The Financial Fair Play threat is also a concern for the French side.
Marca understand that PSG are not Barcelona's competitors in the Antoine Griezmann race. Here are the four reasons why:
1. Complete attack
PSG have Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. Having another star player would make things difficult for Thomas Tuchel and potentially create uneasiness in the dressing room. PSG are more likely to replace Cavani with Robert Lewandowski than to pursue a versatile attacker such as Griezmann.
2. Midfield and defence
The Ligue 1 champions assume that their midfield and defence are in a much more desperate need of reinforcements than the frontline.
3. Reported agreement
It is believed that Barcelona have a preliminary agreement with Griezmann. The Catalan club is seen as the main favourites of landing the forward and PSG do not want to get involved in a bidding war for the 28-year-old.
4. Financial Fair Play
With the authorities keeping a close eye on the French club they cannot afford to spend €120m on the Atletico striker. They also need to sell several players before 30 June to match the standards set by the UEFA.