Barcelona seem to be in pole place to signal Griezmann from Atletico Madrid on the finish of the season.
The France global was once closely related with a transfer to Manchester United in the summertime – however ended up sticking it out on the Wanda Metropolitano.
Some stories have even long gone as some distance to mention the 26-year-old has agreed to make the transfer to the Nou Camp come the tip of the marketing campaign.
But Spanish outlet Diario Gol say membership talisman Lionel Messi could in reality finally end up costing Barcelona the signing of Griezmann.
It is alleged the 30-year-old does now not need the Catalan giants to signal someone that could value Luis Suarez his position within the crew.
Suarez has been a typical at Barcelona ever since signing from Liverpool in the summertime of 2014.
The Uruguay global is a well-liked determine on the Nou Camp having helped Barcelona win all trophies to be had right through his time on the membership.
But, with simply 3 objectives to his identify to this point this season, Suarez seems to be appearing indicators of waning.
And Diario Gol say Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde needs Griezmann to be his substitute.
However, Messi’s want would possibly throw a spanner into the works.
The Argentina global is shut pals with Suarez – each off and on the pitch.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has insisted he needs Griezmann to stick put.
“We have made a great effort to keep him [Griezmann] and all of the players,” he instructed Marca.
“In those moments, the issue that Griezmann has had is sequence of latest tales, that all the time stand up, that say that crucial groups in Europe need him didn’t receive advantages him.
“Griezmann is and shall be an Atletico participant. He is crucial participant, he’s at crucial membership and needs to win issues with Atletico.”