Antoine Griezmann speculation - January 2018 and beyond

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    Mcking Full Member

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    Only 3 players have moved for more than that, 4 if you count Pogba's 89m transfer. So it's definitely not peanuts.
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    Rado_N Go Broncos!

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    Nearly 30 :lol: ffs
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    Brightonian Full Member

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    With that much money, maybe sign a player who's actually... playing well? Maybe someone in a position which actually needs strengthening?
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    meamth New Member

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    My idea is to sign him on pre-contract agreement and move at the end of world cup. Make sense?
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    onemanarmy Full Member

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    Rhyme Animal Modmins said "freeze" and I got numb

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    I'd rather take PL proven Ozil for free, or cheap in Jan and use the Griezmann money to strengthen RW and maybe bring in a Pogba understudy.
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    I'd like to see Ozil here but Griezmann is suddenly being a bit underrated. Only a month or two ago the shoe was on the other foot and many were against signing Ozil.

    The way i see it is that we need to add goals into our attack. Ozil does all the other stuff well but Griezmann is a goalscorer. We should look at both.

    Imagine having Martial, Ozil and Griezmann roaming around behind Lukaku, in a similar fashion that our attackers have been doing recently. That would be incredibly difficult to defend against.
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    lifted Full Member

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    Makes a lot of sense for him to try and new league, get a big bump in his salary and play alongside Pogba and Martial.
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    Scholsey2004 Full Member

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    Ozil for me. And I wouldn't sign both because you'll end up playing one out of position.
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    MadMike Full Member

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    I agree about the sudden underrating of Griezmann due to his recent form, but there have been some of us who have raised doubts about how he'd fit here since his best performances have come as a support striker in a 4-4-2. A system that we don't play here. Add to this the facts that we have many central options (Mkhi, Mata, Lingard) along with the possibility of playing 3 in the middle with Pogba in an advanced position and finally the potential availability of Ozil on a free in the summer. People are rightfully questioning whether we need to buy Grizzi at the €100m price point which, whatever some people say, would easily eat up 2/3 of our budget.

    So regarding the bolded, that's an opinion and all and I'm not knocking it, but I'd rather we sort out fullbacks and hopefully RW before we look at adding another player that likes to play centrally. Basically, I don't really think our attack has been lacking goals this season. Only City have scored more and we've outperformed Spur's and even Liverpool's famously potent attacks. But a worry for me is that most of the goals, other than those coming form Lukaku (the central striker), seem to originate down the left flank from either Rashford or Martial. And more recently Young too. Which makes us a bit predictable.

    Mata and Mkhis goal contribution has not been great so far this season as far as goals are concerned and Lingard only recently started popping up with some. There's not been enough threat down the right hand side. And also since we usally only play with one of Martial and Rashford, the opposition can negate a lot of our attacking potential by shutting down the dribbler that is cutting in from the left by double marking them. Which is why I believe that adding a threat from the right would probably augment our attack more than adding another central player.

    I've been a fan of Mahrez for a while and the arrival of such a player would see us become more unpredictable in attack. We brought Mkhi in, who used to play as RW/RF for BVB, to fulfil that role but he failed to shine on the right and was shifted to the middle before his appearances declined further and he was dropped. Which has left the RW spot vacant again, in terms of having an actual goalscoring threat from that flank. So like I said, I'd sort that out and the fullbacks before looking for another CF/SS. After all Martial has been playing there lately and doing very well.
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    zenith New Member

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    If we manage to get competent attacking full backs in the summer, then playing griezmann as the no. 10 behind martial and lukaku would be quite a delight to watch. Especially since griezmann tends to attack from the right and martial from the left side. This would allow pogba to push on further forward and the likes of lindeof to push forward from defense.

    Just saying, could work like a charm.
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    Mcking Full Member

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    I think he would be an upgrade on Lingard in the 3412 if we keep the formation. He's got great movement just like Lingard, is better on the ball and can defend too.
    Pogba.....Matic
    Griezmann
    Lukaku.....Martial​
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    Lawman Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Hard not to agree with your post @MadMike it makes a lot of sense.
    Ideally we need in my opinion a left back a central defender a midfielder and atleast one attacking player.
    Ideally we would get an attacking player up the right wing but this January there may only be certain quality in certain positions that need filled.
    Our squad is still a bit away from possessing the quality it needs. So if Griezmann or Sandro/Rose are available in January we should buy both. I know we don’t have unlimited money but I was also an advocate of signing both Luiz and VVD if we are going 3 at the back but obviously funds need looked at and players may change accordingly. So in reality Jose needs to assess who is available as we still need quite a bit quality added to a few positions.
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    Nate Dogg Don't Make Me Angry

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    Nate Dogg Don't Make Me Angry

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    SAFicus New Member

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    If he signs for them after playing the "loyal/man of his word" card he isn't someone we want at the club anyway.
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    cyberman Full Member

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    I don't believe this after the Barca reporting from the Coutinho debacle last summer.
    Barca have signed him in December? Really?
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    Yeah wouldn’t buy the Barca propaganda bullshit personally. Remember when they signed Pogba too? That worked out well.

    If he does go there though, then we clearly dodged a bullet. The little weasel.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Barca would be crazy to not at least wonder if Suarez is on his way over the hill given how poor he has looked this season and how difficult he’s found it to physically impose himself on games. They also need to address the age of their squad.

    If, for example, they could get, say, £50m for Suarez and spend an extra £40m to bring in Griezmann who is for years younger then I could see a certain logic to doing that (all of that obviously assumes that Barca don’t have the money to carry Messi, Dembele, Suarez and Griezmann at the same time).
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    cyberman Full Member

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    @Brophs
    But Griezmann struggled this season playing up top, he's recovered his form by playing off the striker so Barca would sell Suarez but still need a no 9.
    Then theres the small issue of Messi and Griezmann playing in the same position.
    He may well go to Barca but I simply can't picture a formation that has any sort of balance.
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    Santano New Member

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    Suarez isn’t going anywhere for 50mil!
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    Nick. Full Member

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    He bitched about how Arsenal came in for him and then backed off, and how it upset him that people tell him things that don't happen. But he teased us all year and now he's off to Barca. Prick
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    reddaz71 New Member

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    Firmly believed all along that Griezmann wants to remain in sunny Spain, Barca is a perfect move for him regards lifestyle, location, and signing for a club which is one of the top 3 biggest clubs in the world with a massive commercial pull to boost his profile even further, he his 100 percent bound for Barca imo! As for Utd, we should be all over Ozil or Sanchez, if not both!
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    KingMinger22 City >>> United. Moaning twat

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    That article about Barca having him “in their hands” looks like typical baseless transfer gossip.

    He may end up at Barca, largely depending on the Coutinho situation you would think. We certainly have a good chance too, though he has some serious issues with the northern English climate. Strange for someone who grew up in northern France which is hardly southern Cali weather.
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    ash_86 Full Member

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    I was hyped for him last summer but not much right now. He's having a poor season and i'm not certainly sure that he will solve our problems.
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    MadMike Full Member

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    Plot Twist: What if Messi, who mysteriously hasn't signed the contract extension yet, has told the board that he wants to leave in the summer and Barcelona are planning to make Griezmann his replacement?
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Pretty sure he has signed it?
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    MadMike Full Member

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    No he hasn't.

    EDIt: At least he hadn't last time I checked, and it was very recent.
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    van der star newprawn warrior

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    BluesJr Full Member

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    After some googling it looks like he has to me. Messi isn’t leaving Barcelona, never was.
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    He needs a move, I was excited about him coming to United but post Lakaku I don’t think he is what the squad needs.

    I mean a squad can always find room for him but a winger fullbacks and cm are higher priorities.

    That ship sailed last summer in my head.
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    United_We_Stand Full Member

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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Let's draw a line under this link, now. It was dead in the summer and it's now 12ft under.
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    izec Full Member

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    Was always going to happen, if Barca wants him he is off. That was always the risk of not getting him in the summer, we had a free run.
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    zenith New Member

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    If he goes to Barca, we can put that whole loyalty thing to rest.
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    You are welcome to him, Barca.
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    Ramshock The spacegoats did it

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    feck him let Barca have him
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    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    I don't think that barca link is true. They don't have position for him. No10 position is messi. Striker is suarez. They don't play with 2 strikers and no10.
    Also if they play 433; griezmann is not a winger and again those positions are reserved for dembele and messi.
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    Adnan Twitter machine

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    I personally hope he goes to Barca. We should go for Fekir.