Antoine Griezmann

How Barcelona could line up with Matthijs de Ligt, Antoine Griezmann

Matthijs de Ligt and Antoine Griezmann are both being linked with a switch to Barcelona this summer, but how could the Catalan giants line up with the pair in the side? Barcelona have won the last two La Liga titles – the latest coming by an 11-point margin – but it appears that the Catalan giants are eager to reshape their squad this summer. A deal has already been reached for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong to make the switch to Camp Nou in a big-money move, the first of what could be several high-profile transfers during the current window. At least half-a-dozen members of Ernesto Valverde‘s first-team squad have been linked with a departure from the Catalan giants in order to free up funds for the likes of Matthijs de Ligt and Antoine Griezmann. The latter appears to ...

Atletico Madrid ‘win race to sign Joao Felix’

Atletico Madrid are reportedly in pole position to win the race to sign Benfica youngster Joao Felix. Atletico Madrid have reportedly won the race to sign Benfica youngster Joao Felix. The newly-capped Portugal international contributed 19 goals during his first season of senior football, a return which has acted as the catalyst for a hotly-contested race for his signature. Manchester City have been regarded as the favourites to secure a deal for the 19-year-old courtesy of showing a willingness to meet the playmaker’s release clause. However, according to Marca, Felix will link up with Atletico after the La Liga runners-up also indicated that they were happy to pay £107m this summer. Atletico will receive almost exactly that fee should Antoine Griezmann complete his switch to anothe...

Antoine Griezmann being lured to Barcelona by Lionel Messi?

Antoine Griezmann reportedly only wants to join Barcelona as he dreams of playing alongside Lionel Messi, who has contacted the French striker over the phone. Barcelona are reportedly using Lionel Messi in their ploy to lure Antoine Griezmann away from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid. Griezmann announced last month that he intends to leave the Wanda Metropolitano before next season, just 12 months on from signing a new deal. The France international turned down a switch to Barcelona last summer, but the Catalan giants are the strong favourites to land his signature this time around. According to The Mirror, the deal is as good as complete as Griezmann dreams of playing alongside Messi and therefore has no intention of joining any other club. Messi is said to have phoned the striker and told...

Report: Real Madrid to enter race for Antoine Griezmann

A report claims that Real Madrid consider Antoine Griezmann good value for money and they are tempted to trigger the Atletico Madrid star’s £11m release clause. Real Madrid are reportedly planning a last-ditch attempt to snap up Antoine Griezmann from bitter rivals Atletico Madrid. The France international revealed last month that he intends to leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer following five years at the club. Barcelona, who came close to signing Griezmann 12 months ago, were widely considered to be at the front of the queue to land him. Reports in Spain suggest that the 28-year-old is also a target for Real Madrid, however, with boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez seeing him as a value-for-money option. Griezmann has a €125 (£111m) release clause inserted in...

Barcelona ‘consider Mikel Oyarzabal swoop’

Barcelona consider a summer bid for Real Sociedad attacker Mikel Oyarzabal, according to a report. Barcelona are reportedly considering a summer bid for Real Sociedad attacker Mikel Oyarzabal. Oyarzabal scored 14 times in 41 appearances for Sociedad during the 2018-19 campaign. The 22-year-old also found the back of the net on his competitive debut for Spain in their 3-0 win over Sweden on June 10. According to Diario Sport, Barca have been monitoring the attacker’s progress over the last 12 months and are now considering an offer in this summer’s transfer window. The report claims that Sociedad could demand Oyarzabal’s full release clause – £62m – although a player-plus-cash deal could also be an option for both clubs. Barca are expected to be in the market f...

Ed Woodward ‘to remain in charge of Manchester United transfers’

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will reportedly remain in charge of the club’s transfer plans after deciding against appointing a sporting director. Ed Woodward will remain in charge of Manchester United‘s transfer policy after the club reportedly decided against appointing a sporting director. United’s dealings in the transfer market have been criticised in recent years, and they had been keen to overhaul the structure at Old Trafford in a bid to emulate the success currently being enjoyed by Manchester City and Liverpool. The Red Devils are understood to have considered a number of candidates for the newly-created role, including former players Edwin van der Sar, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra. Juventus chief Fabio Paratici is another name thought ...

Manchester United make late bid for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann?

Manchester United reportedly remain interested in signing Antoine Griezmann, despite claims that the Atletico Madrid forward will join Barcelona. Manchester United reportedly intend on making a late offer for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann. The France international has already announced that he will leave the Spanish side this summer, leading to strong speculation regarding a switch to Barcelona. Griezmann insists that he may not play in La Liga next season, a claim which has dismissed by chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin who feels that the player will move to Camp Nou. Nevertheless, The Sun says that United are ready to remain in the hunt for the 28-year-old’s signature by lodging a bid in the region of £95m. That fee would fall short of Griezmann’s €120m (£106...

Atletico chief insists Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona

The France international is set to leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer. Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin believes Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona this summer – and insists he has known about the move since March. The France forward announced last month he would leave Atletico this summer after spending five seasons in the Spanish capital. Barcelona have long been linked with a move for Griezmann and the 28-year-old has a release clause in his contract that the LaLiga champions are reportedly ready to trigger. While no official offer has been made, Gil Marin revealed he has been aware of Griezmann’s next destination for the last three months. “It’s crystal clear where he is going to play, I’ve known since March. At Barcelona,” ...

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann: ‘I may not remain in La Liga’

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann suggests that he may not continue his career in La Liga, despite being heavily linked with a switch to Barcelona. Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has hinted that he is considering a move away from La Liga. Griezmann has already announced that he will leave Atletico this summer, leading to frequent speculation regarding a potential switch to Barcelona. The France international has previously claimed that he knew where he would be playing his football next season, although his latest comments suggest that there are a number of teams in the mix. Griezmann is quoted by Marca as saying: “There’s a need for patience, as it’s still soon. I want my future to be decided more than anyone, but there’s a need to wait. “I...

Jan Oblak wants Manchester United move?

Jan Oblak wants to leave Atletico Madrid this summer to join Manchester United, according to a report. Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is reportedly keen to leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer and the Slovenia international favours a move to Manchester United. Atletico again finished second in La Liga last season, but Diego Simeone‘s side are set to lose Antoine Griezmann this summer, whilst Lucas Hernandez, Diego Godin, Filipe Luis and Juanfran are all moving on. According to ESPN FC, Oblak is concerned about Atletico’s ambition moving forward and is now keen to leave the Madrid giants ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign. United have previously been linked with a move for the 26-year-old, who has developed into one of the best goalkeepers in the world over the last coup...

How France could line up against Andorra

Sports Mole looks at how France could line up in Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Andorra. Fresh from Saturday’s 2-0 loss in Turkey, France will continue their Euro 2020 qualification campaign with a trip to Andorra on Tuesday night. Didier Deschamps‘s side beat Moldova and Iceland in their first two Group H matches but suffered a two-goal defeat against Turkey on Saturday to leave them second in the table. Les Bleus will fancy their chances of returning to winning ways in this match, however, where they take on a team placed 134th in the FIFA rankings and with just one victory in the last two years. Deschamps will certainly be considering shuffling his pack and with that in mind, Sports Mole takes a look at how the 2018 World Cup winners could line up on Tuesday night....

Preview: Andorra vs. France – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier between Andorra and France, including team news and predicted lineups. France will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s surprise 2-0 defeat in Turkey when they travel to Andorra for their fourth Euro 2020 qualification match on Tuesday night. The defeat to Turkey means that Didier Deschamps‘s side are only second in Group H, but they will fancy their chances of running up a sizeable score against Andorra, who have only won once in the last two years. Andorra © Reuters Listed 134th in the FIFA rankings, it would be fair to say that it would be one of the all-time shocks in international football if Andorra managed to beat world champions France on Tuesday night. Deschamps’s side might be coming into the match of...

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