FC Barcelona want Man United star as Griezmann or Neymar alternative

Ross Houston
June 9, 2019

Antoine Griezmann's mooted move to Barcelona remains in doubt after Atletico Madrid's president claimed to have had no contact from the La Liga champions.

And it had been heavily mooted that Griezmann will end up at Atletico's La Liga rivals Barcelona, who almost signed the 28-year-old last summer.

Griezmann was expected to join the Nou Camp outfit last season but a move failed to materialise.

Barca reportedly came close to signing the World Cup victor 12 months ago and were expected to make a fresh approach following their Champions League failure.

However, Barca seem to have cooled their interest this summer with Atletico president Enrique Cerezo admitting he is unsure where his star player will end up next season.

'We have a good relationship.

"I know where I'll be playing next season", he said in an interview with Telematin.

Asked whether Barca have initiated discussions, Cerezo replied: "No one from Barca has contacted me".

Rashford was injured in England's 3-1 loss to the Netherlands in the Uefa Nations League semi-final on Thursday night after the Man United striker suffered the problem in a challenge that won Gareth Southgate's side a first-half penalty.

Griezmann himself recently admitted that he already knows where he will be playing next season, and Sport suggest that he will be at PSG.

Griezmann is now away on worldwide duty with France ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra. And the basis of this dispute is Griezmann, for the past season and indeed now, has a €200m release clause.

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