Barcelona Want Chelsea’s Willian If They Fail to Sign Griezmann

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Don Balon reports that Barcelona is ready to turn their attention to Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Willian if they fail to convince Atletico Madrid to sell Antoine Griezmann.

The Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who was impressed with Willian’s recent performances against Barcelona in the Champions League, has reportedly had enough of Atletico and their tough negotiating stance. Now, he has set his eyes on the 29-year-old Brazilian winger, who could be tempted to join the ever-growing Brazilian core at Barca, which currently includes the likes of Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho.

However, this deal would come at a price – 50m, to be precise – and it is uncertain whether Willian would be willing to join the Spanish giants, where his playing time would likely be even more restricted than at Chelsea.

In any case, even if he does not opt to move to Barcelona, it is thought that the Brazilian feels that it is high time for him to move on from Chelsea, as he seems ready to try his chances elsewhere.

What do you think? Should Barcelona stick with Griezmann or turn their attention to Willian?