The fans of FC Barcelona will hardly have a positive memory of Deadline Day 2021. Antoine Griezmann has left the club in a spectacular return action from Atletico Madrid, his substitute is called Luuk de Jong and comes from a weak season at Sevilla FC. The Catalans’ bloodletting is remarkable overall.
The club’s massive economic problems are well known and led to the historic farewell to Lionel Messi. The six-time world footballer, possibly the best player in club history and the absolute shining light of recent years, is completely irreplaceable for Barca. Griezmann may not have even rudimentarily enjoyed this standing and must now be considered an expensive purchase that has not brought the desired income at the latest.
Messi and Griezmann have scored 58 times
But the French world champion was clearly the most accurate professional at FC Barcelona after Messi. The two do it alone according to a bill from the sports newspaper Sports world 47 percent of all goals from the previous season that coach Ronald Koeman lost in the now closed transfer window. If you include all outflows in the calculation, you even end up above the 50 percent mark.
63 of 117 goals lost
In addition to Messi with 38 competitive goals in the preseason and Griezmann (20), Barca finally also surrendered Francisco Trincao (3), Junior Firpo and Ilaix Moriba (1 each). Makes a total of 63 of the Sports world named 122 competitive goals of the Catalans. But because five own goals were scored in favor of Blaugrana, the percentage of lost goals is even higher. It remains to be seen whether the newcomers Serio Agüero, Yusuf Demir, Memphis Depay and now Luuk de Jong can fill this gap.