FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have agreed on a major swap deal. It writes the Spanish media COPE. The swap deal involves FC Barcelona player Antoine Griezmann taking the trip back to Atletico Madrid, which he switched from two seasons ago. And then Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez takes the trip the other way, becoming a Barcelona player.
The deal will mean that FC Barcelona can save on the salary budget, as Saul's salary will not come close to Griezmann's current one. And the big club is under pressure on the financial part. At the moment, Barcelona can not register the new acquisitions Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia for their squad towards the upcoming season, as they can not live up to the financial requirements.
Griezmann has played 99 matches for FC Barcelona, and here he has equalized with 35 goals. Saul has played for Atletico Madrid since the U17 season, only interrupted by a rental stay with Rayo Vallecano.