Barcelona: Coutinho’s agent speaks on Griezmann replacing Brazilian at Nou Camp
Philippe Coutinho’s agent, Andrea Bertolucci, has dismissed reports suggesting that Atletico Madrid ace, Antoine Griezmann will replace his client at Nou Camp this summer’s transfer window.
Griezmann, who has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, on Tuesday confirmed that he is leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the season.
The France international wrote on his official Twitter page: “After speaking with [coach Diego Simeone], [CEO Miguel] Angel Gil Marin and with people in the club’s hierarchy, I wanted to speak with you, the fans.
“You have always shown me a lot of love and I wanted to be the first to tell you that I’ve taken the decision to leave to see other things and take on other challenges.
“It’s been a difficult route to take, but it’s what I feel I need.
“Thanks for everything during five fantastic years here, where I was able to win my first big trophies. There have been some incredible moments that I will always remember. You, the supporters, will always be in my heart.”
But reacting, Bertolucci, described the reports as ‘untrue,’ insisting that Griezmann is not going to replace Coutinho at Barca.
“It’s untrue that Griezmann is going to replace Philippe at Barcelona,” AS quoted Bertolucci as saying.