Antoine Griezmann is thinking of joining Barcelona this summer according to reports in L’Equipe. The Frenchman is tempted by the move after Atletico Madrid’s failure in the Champions League as per the report.
The striker rejected a move to Barcelona last summer and decided to sign a long term contract at Atletico Madrid. He even released a documentary to reveal his decision and it took place during the FIFA World Cup.
L’Equipe report that Griezmann wants to win the Champions League and with Atletico not showing any signs of getting close to the trophy again, he wants to move to Camp Nou.
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Apart from Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain were also reportedly interested in signing him but he rebuffed all moves to stay at Atletico. The Red Devils even had a deal in place for him for the transfer ban handed to Atletico changed his mind and he decided to stay.
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While L’Equipe are a very reliable source, it is difficult to see Atletico Madrid selling Griezmann to Barcelona. Moreover, the Catalan side are also not in a financial state to sign him as they have already invested heavily in Coutinho, Dembele, and De Jong.
With a move for De Ligt also reportedly being planned, Barcelona might just opt to sign Maxi Gomez or Luka Jovic are they are cheaper and younger than the Frenchman.