“Barcelona needs to get Neymar and Griezmann” – The famous Laliga club urged to do the double deal by Urbano
The Spanish champions are linked with star turns at PSG and Atletico Madrid, with a familiar face claiming that they should look to sign both.
Barcelona should not be mulling over whether to sign Neymar or Antoine Griezmann, says former technical secretary Urbano, with it suggested that they should go and sign both.
Liga Champions are in the market for another frontman this summer.
It was expected that France international Griezmann would be the man they turned to.
A deal had rumored for the World Cup winner 12 months ago before he decided to remain at Atletico Madrid.
He is now looking for a move, while Neymar is said to doing likewise at Paris Saint-Germain.
A return to Camp Nou for the Brazil international has mooted, with the Blaugrana apparently open to the idea of bringing him back.
Urbano, though, believes that Barca should be considering snapping up two superstar strikers, rather than choosing between them.
He told Catalunya Radio: “I would like both of them.”
A man who worked at Camp Nou alongside Robert Fernandez is, however,
aware that building bridges with Neymar may be difficult after he pushed for a switch to France in 2017.
“You can understand Neymar coming back because of the quality he has,
but with the way he acted at that moment, in the summer of 2017, it would be difficult.”
If Barca is bolster their attacking ranks, then departures are also to be expected.
Philippe Coutinho has linked with a move elsewhere after struggling to prove his worth in Spanish football.
Ousmane Dembele is another his future has called into question after being acquired with the funds that are generated by Neymar’s sale.
“Dembele has incredible potential, he’s young and he can still add a lot,” said Urbano.
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