Antoine Griezmann| Catalunya Radio say Griezmann to Barcelona is done for €100m

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  1. Jan 24, 2018

    davidmichael Full Member

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    I was basing what I said on something I saw that Eric Abidal said in an interview, he himself is asking that same question.

    I’ve seen reports in lots of places lately saying Barca are looking at a Brazilian called Arthur as well as Griezmann which is all on top of what they’ve already spent, is it really out of wealm of possibilities that Dembele could become available.
  2. Jan 24, 2018

    Trizy Full Member

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    Be excellent if after all the talks of him leaving to United (Summer) and Barcelona (January) that both teams don't bother and no one signs him. Imagine the hatred the manager/fans will have for him :lol:
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    Brightonian Full Member

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    I haven't really followed La Liga this season, apologies... is he playing well again? Or still disappointing?
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    El-Manos Full Member

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    Nah, that ship sailed I reckon. Great player though.
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    Rhyme Animal Modmins said "freeze" and I got numb

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    Reckon he'll rock up at city, with Aguero going the other way.

    There's something about Griezmann that I don't like, but can't ever put my finger on what it is - so if he goes to city at least I'll have an excuse not to like him!
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Don't see how Barcelona are going to fit in 4 attackers and an attacking midfielder in one team. After doing well in the market of late they seem to be going full Galactico when their squad needs improvement in other areas.
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    Sanche7 Full Member

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    I don't understand why people still want us to sign Griezmann. He's a class player but it would just be a scatter gun approach, buying a player who's obviously very good but not the one we need.
    Sanchez plays in the same position that Griezmann plays(#10/RW) , Griezmann maybe slightly better but spending 89 mill pounds to buy another goal scorer when we seriously lack creativity especially when Pogba is out doesn't make much sense IMHO
    Although I'm not a big fan of the 4-2-3-1, I would love to have Ozil or someone similar ( Fekir / Eriksen) more than another goal scorer.Even a creative #8 would do.
  8. Jan 25, 2018

    Red4Life_#7 Full Member

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    Martial is pure quality... never heard him in the same breath as Neymar, but I'm liking it. Neymar dribbling speed is on another level thou, it's like he runs past you like you're not there. Martial's is incredible too... but Neymar's :O

    Yes... they are in the same category. Do you think Dybala is better than Griezmann??? I haven't seen enough of Dybala and every time I see him he looks like he would have problems with the physically of the prem.

    Why?? Elaborate please :)
  9. Jan 25, 2018

    beingshe7don Full Member

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    Griezmann could easily end up at PSG as a replacement for Cavani. Lewandowski will be 30 this year and could be looking for a last huge contract and I see Madrid reshuffling their team. I could see Lewa leaving for Madrid and Griezmann could be brought in to replace the ageing Robben as well. I wouldn't want him at any PL team though. Chelsea seem to be having striker issues. They could also be interested. So a lot of clubs could be interested. However, I don't see him coming here. Last summer was the last time for him to move to United and should have done so rightly. With Sanchez being brought in, I think we need a top top CM and we should go with a 4-3-3.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    No "easily" about that, Cavani will always probably be a starter for PSG as long as he keeps scoring. He's about to become their all time scorer and is loved by everyone in the club and fans. Griezmann is not on the same level
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    suhaylah New Member

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    Younger, versatile and then he didi not reject Manchester United before flirting with Barcelona.:)
    But then I think we need a real RW and play Sanchez behind Lukaku
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    Icemav Full Member

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    Sorry for jumping in but want to give my 2 pences worth.

    Dybala looks a very well rounded hyper skillful player who can cause problems all over the field and for any team. I agree with his physicality perhaps posing an issue for the prem and actual I see it as a big risk especially if any injuries hamper his mobility (without that he might be toast).

    Griezman is also very talented but I would say a much less diverse talent. He also plays at Athletico which like Dortmund can create a winning system that suit certain players. Whether that is fully transferable to other teams I am not sure and I dont get a good feeling we get 100% bang for our buck. There is a concern we will be left feeling underwhelmed.

    The bottom line is that right now we dont need to focus on either signing if it affects the overall squad development. We have a pool of funds and if that can be used to bring in Pjanic, Fabihno, Mahrez and perhaps a wingback then it is much better business for us.
  13. Jan 26, 2018

    Red4Life_#7 Full Member

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    So which would you prefer Griezmann or Dybala?
  14. Jan 26, 2018

    Striker10 "Ronaldo and trophies > Manchester United football

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    I wouldn't rule out Griezmann. We know his price. He passes and moves well. He can score all kinds of goals. It's a shame he was gutless in the summer but he has real quality.
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    What's so gutless about not wanting to leave your club in the lurch during a transfer ban?
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    We have plenty of time and games to see how the attack will settle with Alexis in the mix. By the end of May it should be obvious whether we need another attacker at all or should we spend in other areas.
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    GBBQ Full Member

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    Hugely unlikely now and I can only see this happening if Zlatan and Fellaini goes and we want to spend big to replace them. Martial, Griezmann and Sanchez backed up by Mata Lingard and Rashford would be one hell of a forward line in fairness.
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    JohnnyLaw Full Member

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    To play the devils advocate Alexis and Griezmann can both play all across the front line (Alexis has predominantly been used as a LW, not RW) so they can obviously play together and Alexis is a creative player aswell. According to transfermarkt he's got 17 less assists compared to Özil for Arsenal having played a season less in the premier league. Özil who in his first season bagged 10 assists (14 in all competitions if that's how they're counting it, which would make the difference miniscule).
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    Striker10 "Ronaldo and trophies > Manchester United football

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    Because he owes the club nothing. He's given them good service. By staying he's done himself no favors because he won't be in a happy environment and the supporters won't fully back him. It was a situation he created himself by speaking out but not having the guts to see it through. The transfer ban was always a possibility but it's also an excuse. If he cared that much, he would just stay there. At some point he probably will leave. Some people might say he was selfless but if his intention was to leave then the time was last summer
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    reddaz71 New Member

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    Let's hope we activate his release clause this summer, ensures we are stronger and ensures City are not as strong as they already are! Fwiw I think he's Barcelona bound though tbh!
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Before the last few months, I'd actually have said Suarez has declined and he's going to need replacing in the next year or so. Fair play to him for stepping it up.

    But maybe Barca is doing some forward planning, with the end goal of replacing Suarez with Griezmann? They're not exactly "like for like", but Griezmann could play a false 9 type role? Maybe they deem the future price of replacing someone like Suarez too high with the way the market's going - and Griezmann at 89m might be seen as a steal, too good to pass on. Who knows, they could even be tempted to sell Suarez before the real decline comes, and while they can still get decent money for him.

    Because, like you, I also don't see how they're going to accommodate all 5 of their attackers into the starting lineup. Sure you can rotate throughout the season, but when the business end of the season comes and the big matches, all these superstars want to play. And let's face it, none of them have come "cheap".

    It would give them amazing strength in depth though.
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    sully1 Full Member

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    he signed a new contract this season, the release clause isnt €100 million anymore.
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    reddaz71 New Member

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    In the summer (2018) his release clause is £89m
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    No player owns any club anything. He just didn't want to leave them lumbered because he felt affiliated with them enough to want to leave amicably whilst knowing the club can replace him. There's nothing gutless about it.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    He's a good footballer, no doubt, but I find his character frustrating.

    Also, that celebration. Yuck.
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    Yeah pretty much my thoughts on it. Martial, Lukaku, Sanchez are all 20+ a season guys. A creative #8/#10 would be my choice for breaking down more compact teams
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    Icemav Full Member

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    Dybala. After watching the game and where Sanchez was operating I think those two together would be an amazing combination complementing each other beautifully. Actually going full muppet I think Dybala would be a dream signing and we should go for it if we can. One more CM like Weigl and we should be very happy despite the massive outlay.
  28. Jan 28, 2018

    Striker10 "Ronaldo and trophies > Manchester United football

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    That's your opinion.
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    vangagal Full Member

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    Tbh, lingard's one is more shite and just utter crap. Good footballer nonetheless, still take him if available
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    Just posted a million lovehearts on a picture of Becks & Pogba.
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    You seriously believe that nonsense?
    Those who did, were certain that he would join us in January...which was never going to happen.
    And now those same people believe he will join in Summer...which will never happen.
    The guy was given the option to join us last Summer and he snubbed us. Why is this so difficult to comprehend?
    Some fans needs to accept this and move on.
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    The release clause could be £1. If the player is not interested in joining us, it is irrelevant.
    I think if Barca come calling, he'll leave (and won't make any silly excuses).
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Probably doesn't mean anything, Mourinho did say we're not after attackers this summer. I struggle to see where we'd play him now, by Mourinho's comments we seem to be looking more for a midfielder so we can start playing a 3 man midfielder, doesn't leave much room for Griezmann if that's true.
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    Beckham was his idol and Pogba is his bestie. Probably nothing in it.
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    Dont recall this. I didnt think we'd strike in jan either.

    It was widely reported why the deal broke down. Believe what you want.
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    MadDogg Full Member

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    Rubbish.

    Griezmann went from constantly flirting with us and making it quite obvious he was leaving Atletico, to putting a line in it and saying he was 100% staying at Atletico within 24 hours of the ban being announced. Hell, I could be wrong, but by memory it was within 1-2 hours of the ban being announced. Now that doesn't mean it was 100% guaranteed going to happen, but for anybody to say it was 100% not going to happen is even more ridiculous.

    The majority of us who believed that did not think it would happen in January. Some did, but the majority didn't.

    Some thought it would be a strong chance of happening in the summer, but it was never a definite for a number of reasons. Him preferring somebody else was one, us moving on to other targets is another (and at the time looked the more likely). Indeed both could likely end up being true, with us signing Alexis and Mourinho now talking about midfield being where he needs to work on, while Griezmann is being heavily linked to Barca. That doesn't mean that he wouldn't have joined us last season if the ban hadn't happened.
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    Cat Radio saying Barca have agreed a 100m deal this summer. I'm not a fan of Barca but do follow them regularly and Cat Radio are the best source for their transfers. They're very reliable
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    Was always going to end up there once they stepped in after losing Neymar. Our best chance was that summer
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    Pretty much a done deal imo but I don't get where Griezmann fits in? Suarez has hit some form recently and while hes getting older, theres still no way he's sitting on the bench on those wages. Messi is Messi. and then you have Dembele who needs time to adapt.. add Coutinho- another attacker and Messi-Dembele's defensive workrates, it would be suicide to field those 5

    I hope our board aren't stupid enough to loan or even sell Dembele to accommodate Griezmann
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