Antoine Griezmann has Barcelona transfer belief as Man Utd and Arsenal eye star

Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has been linked with a move away from the Catalan giants after just one season, with Manchester United and Arsenal both interested in the Frenchman.

However, according to Sky Sports, the 29-year-old believes he still has a future at the Catalan club.

It claims Griezmann is said to be taking part in promoting the new Barcelona kit for next season, which is due to take place soon.

However, if Griezmann does stay his opportunities to start matches might become limited because of who Barcelona are looking to sign in the summer.

Barca are not only keen on bringing Neymar back to the club from Paris Saint-Germain, but the Catalan giants are also interested in Inter Milan’s striker Lautaro Martínez.

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Barcelona-based newspaper Sport, claim the La Liga champions are discussing the possibility of signing both Neymar and Martinez when the next transfer window opens.

This in turn could see Griezmann fall down the pecking order to a fourth or even fifth-choice forward for boss Quique Setien.

Griezmann has struggled in his first season at the Nou Camp to live up to his £105million (€120m) price tag.


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He has only managed to score 14 goals and provide four assists in 37 appearances in all competitions since sealing his move from Atletico Madrid.

Griezmann’s record in La Liga makes even worse reading, as he has only found the back of the net eight times in 26 matches.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has made it known he would like to be reunited with Neymar, and the Brazilian is seeking to leave Paris.

Barcelona tried to sign the winger last summer but failed to reach an agreement with the Ligue 1 club. However, they hope that a player-swap deal could convince PSG to change their minds when the next window opens.


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As for Lautaro, Sport claim talks between the two clubs have already commenced but the coronavirus pandemic has created difficulties in continuing the negotiations at present.

And while Lautaro has a release clause of £98m (€111m), the report claims the Serie A side haven’t dismissed the idea of up to three players being included in a possible swap deal.

Even if Barca only manage to sign one of those strikers, it could open the door for United and Arsenal to be able to try and tempt Griezmann to the Premier League.

United are in the market for a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who they sold to Inter Milan last summer, while Arsenal are exploring their options, as they might sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if the striker doesn’t agree to sign a new deal.

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