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Antoine Griezmann ‘not a priority for Barcelona’

Atletico Madrid‘s Antoine Griezmann is reportedly not considered as a priority signing for Barcelona in this summer’s transfer window, suggesting that Manchester United could have a free run at the attacker.

Griezmann recently revealed that he would be leaving Atletico this summer and Barca were considered to be the favourites for the 28-year-old.

However, United are said to have made contact with Griezmann last week to discuss a potential summer swoop for the France international.

According to Marca, Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu does not view the attacker a priority even though his release clause will drop from £173m to £104m at the start of July.

Griezmann has netted 133 times in 257 appearances for Atletico in all competitions and also played a key role in France lifting the 2018 World Cup, finishing the competition with four goals and two assists.

Neither Real Madrid nor Manchester City are said to be interested in a summer deal for the attacker, meaning that United may have a free run at securing his signature.

Barca could now switch their attentions to Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar, who is said to be keen on securing a return to Camp Nou ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

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