He will close the 2021/22 season with a loss of more than twelve billion crowns. Football Barcelona is getting rid of expensive stars in a critical situation and, thanks to transfers, is trying to offset its budget. After Lionel Messim, Antoine Griezmann also left the Catalan club just before the end of the transfer window and returned to Atlétik Madrid for 40 million euros (more than a billion crowns).
The transfer option should include a permanent transfer option. According to Marc, the clubs have agreed on a two-year hosting and a transfer amount of 40 million euros (over a billion crowns). The agreement was registered at 23.59 CET, just one minute before the end of the transfer period.
Griezmann left Athletics in Barcelona in 2019 for 120 million euros. The indebted Catalan large club could not sign a new contract with Lionel Messi, who went to Paris St., due to its poor financial situation. Germain, and now releases another star.
The coronavirus pandemic, which closed stadiums not only in Spain, cost the Catalan club more than € 100 million. Also because of this, Barcelona is expected to end up with a loss of 487 million euros (over 12 billion crowns) for the last year of 2020/2021. However, a recent audit revealed that total debts are significantly higher and have already exceeded one billion euros.
Nevertheless, the Catalans have brought a replacement for Griezmann, the Dutch striker Luuk de Jong from Seville is coming to Nou Camp for the end of the season.
De Jong has been active in Seville since the year before July, but has not been able to make a significant impact. He will meet former coach of the Dutch national team Ronald Koeman in Barcelona, which may turn hosting into a transfer in June next year.
In addition to Seville, where he has scored ten goals in 69 league matches in the last two seasons, De Jong has also played for Graafschap, Twente, Mönchengladbach and Newcastle. He played 38 matches for the Netherlands and scored eight goals.