Barcelona to hijack Antoine Griezmann's deal from Manchester United: Reports

Posted Noviembre 17, 2017

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has responded to rumours that Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann is set to leave the club.

Atletico may be unbeaten in La Liga this season but they've drawn five of their 11 matches and sit fourth, eight points off runaway leaders Barcelona and behind Real, their bitter city rivals, on goal difference.

According to the latest reports, Velverade's Barcelona have agreed personal terms with French international and if things continue to escalate as per Barca's motives, Antoine Griezmann is expected to land in Barcelona.

Atletico have yet to enjoy a big win at their new Wanda Metropolitano stadium this season, with Chelsea winning on their Champions League visit in September and Barca getting a late equaliser in October's La Liga fixture.

However, if previous reports are to be believed, he will not come cheap for the Catalans.

"You do not understand Griezmann", he told Europa Press of the comments regarding Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

United were keen on signing Paul Pogba's pal last summer, but Fifa's decision to uphold Atletico's transfer ban ended any hopes of a move.

A report in Marca claims Neymar wanted to cancel his record-breaking transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain after he'd signed the paperwork, but before the move was made official.

The former Athletic Bilbao midfielder has found his first-team opportunities somewhat limited this season following the arrival of Nemanja Matic in a £40m deal. The last twelve months of his stint at the Emirates, though, have been dominated by widespread speculations surrounding his future. But Arsene Wenger's French connection and Griezmann's relationship with Arsenal players raises the possibility of a move to London.

While Simeone's Atleti were debarred from signing new players, Greizemann on the other retained his release clause in a new deal which was worth €100millions.