Griezmann’s stance on Barcelona revealed as doubt cast over game time

Date published: Thursday 2nd April 2020 10:18

Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann believes he has a future at the club amid speculation over his future in Spain, according to reports.

Griezmann joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid in a big-money move last summer and while he has managed 14 goals in 37 appearances, there remain doubts over whether he will remain in Catalonia next season.

Indeed, Manchester United have been credited with interest in the Frenchman, with one journalist claiming that he would be keen to link up with fellow World Cup winner Paul Pogba.

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted that while his side will have less money to spend this summer – if the transfer window goes ahead – they will still be able to bring in their targets.

According to Sky Sports News, Barca have their sights set on moves to sign Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan and bring Neymar back to the club from Paris Saint-Germain.

The souce says that the LaLiga giants are prepared to let £88million-rated Griezmann go and hope a part-exchange deal can be agreed with PSG and Neymar.

If such a deal cannot be agreed, however, Barcelona will reportedly look elsewhere as they look to offload the forward.

From Griezmann’s perspective, it is said that he believes he has a future in Barcelona and while that may be the case, his game time could decrease if the club sign Martinez and Neymar.

 

Barca have Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez and with the aforementioned duo, Griezmann would reportedly be pushed further down the pecking order in the search for game time.

Sky Sports News also claims that Barca want to tie Messi down to a new contract, although that is not an urgent priority with over a year remaining on his current deal.

In other news, United midfielder Nemanja Matic has backed teammate Scott McTominay to become a legend at Old Trafford.

McTominay started the season in brilliant fashion but an injury curtailed his progress, before he made a stunning return with a goal in the Manchester Derby last month.

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