Barcelona are looking to offload a number of players and Griezmann, who reportedly has three years left on his £300,000-per-week contract, is among those up for grabs.
Finding buyers for Griezmann and other high-earners, such as Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, would go a long way towards the Nou Camp club balancing the books and being able to welcome Messi back into the fold along with a host of arrivals.
Although reports suggest Griezmann is only interested in a return to Atletico Madrid if he is forced to leave Barcelona, McTear feels City would be able to persuade the France international to head to the Premier League for the first time in his career.
He exclusively told TIF: “Barcelona need to move some players on if they are to re-sign Messi. To be able to clear the amount they have to, they’re going to have to part ways with one of the big names.
“Griezmann would be one of the names that still, I think, has a lot of value.