One Brazilian legend, Rivaldo asked Barcelona not to rush into making decisions regarding the club’s new striker, Antoine Griezmann in the upcoming transfer window.
As is known, Antoine Griezmann was bought by Barca from Atletico Madrid in the transfer market last summer. His own pocket reached 120 million Euros.
The story of Griezmann’s move to Camp Nou is quite dramatic. Atletico Madrid as the owner of the previous player had sent a lawsuit, because Barcelona deliberately waited for the official French player down to just redeem it.
In the end, these demands simply evaporated. However, how Griezmann displayed his quality with the Catalan Giants seemed ordinary.
In total, the 29-year-old figure has packed 14 goals in all competitions this season. The number is not too bad, but it is not in line with expectations, given the very high price tag.
Therefore, Barcelona is believed to be ready to release the 2018 World Cup winner in the transfer market at the end of the season if there is an appropriate offer.
Related to this, one Barcelona legend, Rivaldo realized that maybe the Cules were expecting more from Griezmann. However, it’s not right to sell the player immediately after his first season.
“Many Barcelona fans expect more from Antoine Griezmann in their inaugural season in Barcelona, especially without Coutinho and also Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele.
But I don’t believe that this is the right time to think about selling the player, “Rivaldo said to Betfair.
Furthermore, Rivaldo believes that Griezmann still needs time to adapt to Barcelona’s playing style which is very different from Atletico Madrid.
“A world champion, who has also adapted well to Spanish football after spending a lot of time at Atletico Madrid, will be expected to make a big impact at the Nou Camp,”
“But Griezmann is still able to make a difference, especially when Lionel Messi is absent, so we have to wait and see if he can adapt to the system from Barcelona,” he said.
Barcelona itself still leads the standings right now, but La Liga competition is being suspended because of the CoronaVirus outbreak.