When it comes to the transfer market, Manchester City are simply one of the best in the business.
According to the football transfer rumours in British and Spanish media, Manchester City are surprisingly linked with Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann.
Barcelona spent 120 million euros to sign the France international from Atlético Madrid in the summer of 2019. The 30-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.
The forward banged in 20 goals and provided 12 assists in 51 matches last season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.
The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best forwards in France. As a member of France national football team, Griezmann won 93 caps and he scored 38 goals.
The France international is believed to be available for transfer, with Pep Guardiola now keen to bring him to Manchester City.
The English giants have earmarked Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann as their target, with Guardiola being a ‘huge admirer’ of the player. The Manchester City manager has been impressed by his performances last season and could make a move this summer.
City will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
The France international will offer the Manchester City boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Manchester City could turn to Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann if they cannot secure Harry Kane from Tottenham. The Englishman is City manager Pep Guardiola’s main target for the centre-forward position this summer. Kane and countryman Jack Grealish from Aston Villa are City’s two main priorities this summer. However, according to Fijaches in Spain, Griezmann is someone Guardiola admires greatly, given the Frenchman’s workrate, quality in passing and scoring, and versatility. Barcelona are looking to remove high earners from their wage bill this summer, which means a decent offer from City may tempt them into selling Griezmann.”
TOP FOOTBALL TRANSFERS
Barcelona are reluctant to let Griezmann go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.
Antoine Griezmann ideal fit for Manchester City?
He would be a fantastic recruit for Manchester City.
City must improve their attacking options and the signing of Griezmann would be a step in the right direction.
A forward of Antoine Griezmann’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Manchester City squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Guardiola’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.
If Guardiola sees him as the right man for his side, City should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.
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Should Manchester City make a move for Antoine Griezmann this summer?
Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.