Whoever wants Griezmann or Coutinho will have to dig deep into their pockets, Despite the fact it seemed like both were on the way out, Barca have changed their mind.
'Mundo Deportivo' reports that pre-season has done Griezmann and Coutinho well. Both have been switched on and Koeman values that a lot.
The Barca coach thinks that both Griezmann and Coutinho can offer the team a lot ahead of the 2021-22 season. That is what the board has said.
The priority right now at Barca is to reduce the wage bill to be able to sign Leo Messi. Griezmann and Coutinho have two of the highest salaries in the squad. However, Koeman is clear: either a big offer comes in or both will stay.
We knew that Barca's pre-season would be key. Right now, Barca are in Germany. The board are also there and they are in talks with the coaching staff. Many footballers are playing for their futures.
Griezmann, who recently moved to Atletico Madrid, and Coutinho, who has suitors in France, Italy and England, have seen their futures change significantly. Both have gone from being basically out of Barca to almost certainly staying at the club.
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