FC Barcelona would have announced an exhaustive list containing the names of Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marcus Rashford in case of failure in the Antoine Griezmann case.
A Spanish mercato that is likely to be animated this summer as Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have embarked on a crazy chase. Wishing to renew its attack while Coutinho does not give full satisfaction and to make up for the repeated wounds of Ousmane Dembélé, the Barcelona leaders would have set their sights on the French Antoine Griezmann.
Leaving Atlético Madrid after five years of good and loyal service, the former goalscorer of The Real Sociedad should in all likelihood fly to Catalonia. But the latest rumors and the manifestation of last minute interest of the Parisians could revive a file that the Spanish press thought folded.
According to the latest information from Mundo Deportivo, the Blaugranas anticipate a future setback in the transfer of the French international. Three names would stand out for this possible disappointment.
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Lacazette, Aubameyang and Rashford on the shelves of FC Barcelona
Already courted, Alexandre Lacazette had declared to be flattered by the interest of the Catalans in the microphone of Telefoot. He scored 35 goals in 85 matches in the Gunners jersey, and has finally made his mark at Arsenal. Logically elected Best Player of the club at the end of the season by the fans, Lacazette could be tempted by the challenge Barcelona in the absence of Champions League.
Another major target was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who came out of a sparkling season with the Gunners. Co-top scorer of the Premier League with 22 achievements, the Gabonese confirms his status as a finisher in front of the cages.
Rashford and the Barcelona incompatibility
Listed among the three names, it’s hard to imagine Marcus Rashford adapting to the Barcelona philosophy of play. Under contract until June 2020, the English international should continue its apprenticeship in Manchester United before embarking on a new major challenge.
Whatever happens, FC Barcelona will give itself the means of its ambitions this summer for a mercato that promises to be explosive.