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Spanish football expert reckons Man City could sign Antoine Griezmann

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Spanish football journalist Euan McTear reckons could take advantage of Barcelona’s financial difficulties by signing Antoine Griezmann this summer.

The Spanish giants have exceeded La Liga’s wage limit and, as a result, they are unable to officially tie down to a new contract or register new signings.

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.

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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 would be able to persuade the France international to head to the League for the first time in his career.

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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.

“If he has to go somewhere, Paris Saint-Germain have always been linked. But, if he goes to the League, Man have to be one of the frontrunners.”

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