Barcelona lay out three ways Man Utd and Arsenal can sign Antoine Griezmann


Barcelona will reportedly try and offload Antoine Griezmann this summer with both Manchester United and Arsenal said to be interested. The Catalan giants have come up with three ways they would allow their striker to leave.

Griezmann has struggled for form since joining Barcelona from Atletico Madrid for £107million last year.

The Frenchman has only scored eight goals in 26 La Liga appearances this season.

Spanish publication Sport claim his failure to link-up well with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez could see his time at the Nou Camp cut short.

And Ok Diario say there are three ways in which potential suitors – including United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain – can get a deal over the line.

Barcelona are willing to take a hit and will apparently let their forward leave for £97m.

But that figure could be too costly for the Premier League sides, who are already setting their sights on other targets.

Therefore, Barcelona will also allow the 29-year-old to leave on loan, similar to how Philippe Coutinho joined Bayern Munich this season.

To bring in another world class striker they will have to get Griezmann’s wages off the bill and a loan could be the easiest way to do so.

A third option has also been suggested which would possibly put Arsenal or PSG at the front of the queue.


Barcelona would apparently be open to a swap deal for Griezmann and there are two candidates they have their eyes on.


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It is no secret Neymar wants to return to his former side so Griezmann could be used as a makeweight.

Quique Setien has also been keeping tabs on Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which would make for an interesting trade.

Meanwhile, ex-Barcelona attacker Rivaldo has been unimpressed with Griezmann’s performances this season.

“Many Barca fans were expecting much more from Antoine Griezmann in his first season at Barcelona,” he said.

“Especially without Coutinho as well as Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele due to injury.

“But I don’t believe it’s time to start thinking of selling the player.

“A world champion, who is well-adapted to Spanish football after his time at Atletico Madrid, would be expected to make a bigger impact at Camp Nou.

“But Griezmann is still capable of making the difference, especially in Lionel Messi’s absence, so we must wait and see if he can get adapt to Barca’s system. Griezmann has the quality to succeed at the club. His first season is reminding me of Coutinho’s.

“Both were playing great football when they arrived at the club but didn’t manage to replicate it at Barcelona.

“I think he needs to dedicate himself a little bit more to truly produce his best football and become a decisive member of Quique Setien’s t

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