The Frenchman arrived at Catalonia this year wearing the number 17 shirt as the no. 7 belonged to Philippe Coutinho. Griezmann says he wants to wear the No. 7 shirt at Barcelona in an online chat with eSports team Grizzi Esports, owned by him, over the weekend.
Coutinho was loaned to Bayern Munich for the whole season and could be set for another loan in the upcoming 2020-21 season or could be sold to other clubs which could be good news for Griezmann.
“I’d like to recover the number 7 shirt with Barça. Quarantine is going well, but nothing can be done. I greatly miss football. I have no idea when the competition will resume, I don’t know when I will resume training.
“I’m disappointed by the Euro Cup being postponed but it was better because we had so many injured players this season. I have the World Cup in the middle of my dining room table.”
Griezmann did have a wonderful 2018, winning three trophies in the same season and he wore the no. 7 jersey throughout his entire career. He has worn the number 7 for Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid as well as France and has said it’s because his idol was David Beckham when he was younger.
In the upcoming season, Griezmann’s future is also in doubt as Barcelona is firm in bringing back Neymar and sign Lautaro Martinez to replace ageing Saurez. The French international has already scored 14 goals this season for the club.
As the COVID-19 has made a huge impact on the economic condition of the club, it will be interesting to see what the board does to him either sell him or give him the no. 7 shirt for the upcoming season.
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