Barcelona misses the opportunity to sign the new Chelsea star

Barcelona missed the opportunity to sign the new Chelsea star, on the last day of the elapsed summer.

In previous times, Barca was associated with the pursuit of Saul’s signature from Atleti, but negotiations did not reach the light path in the past years, before the Madrid club went to offer the player’s services to the Camp Nou team, in the last hours of the market.

The Catalan sports media, Alfredo Martinez, explained today, Wednesday, that Barcelona could have included Saul after Atletico Madrid offered his services to the Blaugrana, but Barcelona said no to the offer and preferred not to include him, to end up in the Chelsea team.

And instead of the Saul deal, Atleti concluded another deal with Barca on the last day of the market, with the departure of Frenchman Antoine Griezmann on the loan system with the obligation to buy if some of the not difficult conditions are met, as described by Martinez.

The Catalan journalist indicated that Griezmann facilitated his return to Atletico Madrid himself by reducing his annual salary by a large percentage.