Dybala to exchange clubs with Griezmann?

Dybala to exchange clubs with Griezmann?

Paulo Dybala may leave for Barcelona, where he would replace expensive Antoine Griezmann.

Italian newspaper Calciomercato is actively circulating rumors about the possible departure of Paulo Dybala due to the fact that negotiations on the extension of the footballer's contract with Juventus have been suspended. Under the terms of the current agreement, the Argentine is the footballer of the Old Lady until the summer of 2022. This means that even in the absence of agreements between the club and the player before the European Championship, Juventus will have a chance to sell Dybala for adequate money.

Paulo is of interest to Barcelona, which, under Joan Laporta, seems to have decided to recreate the Argentina national team, given the club's interest in Sergio Aguero. Nevertheless, the transfer of Dybala causes some difficulties in financial terms; therefore, there is a high probability of the exchange of Paulo for Antoine Griezmann.

The reason for such a transfer may be that in the summer of this year, the Frenchman's salary should increase from 18 to 21 million euros per season, according to the attacker’s contract. In the current crisis realities of Barca, it’s an unacceptable waste of money on a football player who still has not adapted to the team's game.

It is reported that the option with the exchange of Dybala for Griezmann is at the initial stages of negotiations. They promise to be difficult, as Dybala is in many ways similar to the game with Lionel Messi. It was because of this that the coaches of the Argentina national team could not benefit from both players on the pitch. Therefore, the arrival of Dybala may indirectly mean a gradual change of generations at Barca and the departure of Messi. Although Laporta's rhetoric about the importance of the six-time winner of Ballon d'Or speaks directly to the opposite.

On the other hand, it would be interesting for us to watch not so much Dybala at Barcelona but Griezmann at Juventus. The Turinians are experiencing problems in the final phase, which was clearly shown first by Lyon, and then by Porto in the round of 16 of the last two seasons of the Champions League. The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo does not help, and in some moments, on the contrary, slows down the movement of the team due to the orientation of the attack on the Portuguese. The Frenchman, in this case, could become that motor paired with Cristiano, who would support him, as Benzema did before or Griezmann himself paired with Diego Costa at Atletico.