Tottenham could reportedly sign 30-year-old that Ginola compared to Neymar in 2016
Tottenham Hotspur have been reportedly offered the chance to sign Barcelona attacker Antoine Griezmann this summer. Barcelona are desperate to get his pay cheque off the wage bill. Back in 2016, David Ginola said that Griezmann could mirror the impact Neymar has for Brazil.
Griezmann, 30, has been excellent over the last 12 months. In what is his second season since leaving Atletico Madrid for Barcelona, the World Cup winner had a hand in 33 goals during 2020-21. While France endured a tricky European Championships, Griezmann certainly got pass marks.
L’Equipe – as per GFFN – claim that Tottenham have been offered Griezmann. Barcelona have debts north of £1billion, and need to bring in some cash as soon as possible. Griezmann has been earmarked as a possible sale, and Ginola comments in 2016 should excite Tottenham fans.
“In terms of his own abilities, he has the potential of a Neymar or a Thomas Muller but he has to show consistency over several years,” Ginola told France Football, as per ESPN in 2016. “As well as that, he’s never injured. He’s a dream for a manager. All the top clubs are interested in him.”
Can Tottenham really sign Griezmann – amid Ginola comments from 2016?
Realistically, Tottenham are not going to want to pay the transfer fee required to get Griezmann. Neither is Daniel Levy willing to rip up his tight wage control, by bringing in Griezmann – who earns £395,000 a week at Barcelona (Marca). But much like Gareth Bale, could a loan move happen?
If Barcelona agree to pay the majority of his wages during a season-long loan spell and Spurs to commit to a decent proportion – then surely a deal can be arranged. Would Griezmann join a Europa Conference League side? Incredibly doubtful. A move to PSG or Atletico is much more likely.
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