If Barcelona sign Antoine Griezmann, he will end up on the bench.
That’s according to Radomir Antic, who feels the Camp Nou would be a wrong decision for Antoine Griezmann. And would rather have the striker join Real Madrid over the Blaugrana’s.
The Atletico Madrid talisman has been linked with a move to both Barcelona and Real Madrid. However, Antic believes, Barça’s tactical approach means Griezmann would be a needless piece in Ernesto Valverade’s puzzle.
“Griezmann is a playmaker and Barcelona play without midfielders,” Antic told Goal . “If they sign him he’ll end up on the bench because he won’t find a place in the team.
“It seems absurd to me that none of the three greats of Spanish football have ever considered signing the best passer in the world, which is none other than Kevin De Bruyne. Since when is [Luka] Modric the best passer in the world?
“I can’t even say what it means to see him win the Ballon d’Or as the best player in the world, it doesn’t make any sense. He doesn’t give assists or score goals. You need players like De Bruyne, not like [Eden] Hazard – players that make others play.
“Barcelona certainly do not need Griezmann. Real Madrid… maybe a little more.”
Real Madrid safely saw the return of Zinedine Zidane to the club dugout following serious struggles since the Frenchman quit the club, and Radomir has revealed the Los Blancos need to protect the manager who he believes has no hand in Madrid’s current predicament.
“The club must sell some players and look at the market to build a new project,” he said. “They have to protect their coach, who is not to blame for what is happening because everything was already going wrong before he arrived.
“They will make great signings because they don’t have any titles to throw away – all they have to think about is the summer transfer window, not football.”