Lionel Messi urges Barcelona to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid

08 June, 2018, 05:29 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Marouane Fellaini

Fellaini will be a free agent this summer, as his contract expires on July 1.

It had been anticipated that Griezmann's future would be resolved before the start of the World Cup finals, but that now does not look likely. Aside from increasing his buyout clause it would also see Griezmann recieve a huge pay rise, earning €23m per season.

The 30 year old Belgian has proven to be a useful player to have amongst the ranks, but the Brazilian Fred's arrival at Old Trafford will mean he's pushed further down the pecking order or surplus to requirements.

Will he? Won't he?


Premier League clubs are back on alert about the possibility of landing Antoine Griezmann this summer after he seemingly got cold feet about a switch to Barcelona. Specifically, Manchester United lack a player who could operate naturally on the right flank, which is where Griezmann could possible be coming in.

FC Barcelona are often criticised for getting their stars to publicly speak about players who are linked with the club, but that has not stopped superstar Lionel Messi, who has once again discussed the Blaugrana's potential signing of Antoine Griezmann. If he decides to depart from Wanda Metropolitano, Los Rojiblancos would prefer that he joins Manchester United instead of their La Liga rivals.

Following last year's strong links with Manchester United that culminated in the French worldwide extending his contract with Los Rojiblancos - then under a recruitment ban - until 2022, Griezmann, who has a release clause of €100million (£88m), finds himself at the centre of a drawn-out transfer saga for the second successive summer.

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