Lionel Messi: Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann deal 'still not 100%'

Lionel Messi: Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann deal 'still not 100%'

Griezmann would be able to fill a number of different roles for Barcelona, as he's operated at the point of the attack, as a support striker and occasionally in advanced wide positions for Atletico.

Arsenal have both Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla out of contract this summer, with the latter signing for Villareal which means midfield recruitments are necessary going into the 2018/19 season.

Atletico Madrid are already preparing Antoine Griezmann's new contract after the player made a decision to reject the offer from Barcelona, according to Cadena COPE radio station.

Griezmann has scored 112 goals in 209 appearances for Atletico since his €30m arrival in 2014. Aside from increasing his buyout clause it would also see Griezmann recieve a huge pay rise, earning €23m per season.

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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?

And he admitted winning La Liga with Atleti would be hard, adding: 'Barcelona and [Real] Madrid have been playing in a very high level for years and also have an available budget that exceeds ours by far, but we try again every year'.

Upfront, Lionel Messi is deployed as the support striker, meaning Griezmann could likely be played on the right before he eventually replaces Suarez when he moves on after a few years. What appears certain is that Barcelona aren't the favourites to sign him, with a move to Manchester United possible as well.

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