BARCELONA chiefs have convinced Antoine Griezmann that his future belongs at the Nou Camp following crunch talks, according to reports.
The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the club just a year after his high profile £108million switch from Atletico Madrid.
Griezmann has been handed reassurances over his Barca future
There have been mounting issues behind the scenes including a rumoured rift with star team-mate Lionel Messi.
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It was reported the pair had a training ground bust-up last month with manager Quique Setien forced to intervene.
Griezmann’s brother and father also recently criticised Setien after handing the Frenchman just two minutes of action in the 2-2 draw with Atletico last month.
Manchester United and Man City have both been paying close attention to his situation and Griezmann is believed to be interested in holding talks with the Prem rivals.
But L’Equipe report how they should look elsewhere after the forward was handed reassurances over his future by technical secretary Eric Abidal.
The 28-year-old has struggled to discover his best form with nine league goals in 33 appearances – his lowest tally since scoring seven for Real Sociedad in the 2011/12 campaign.
Barcelona are braced for changes off the field with Setien set to be sacked if they lose out to Real Madrid in the title race.
And they want Griezmann to be at the forefront of the Barcelona side when they have a new boss at the helm.
He did show his quality in Barca’s last outing, lobbing the keeper with a sensational chip in a 3-1 win over Villarreal.
By: Richard Forrester
Title: Antoine Griezmann will STAY at Barcelona next season after crisis talks despite star ‘keen on Man Utd or City transfer’
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12061132/antoine-griezmann-barcelona-crisis-man-utd-transfer/
Published Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 06:57:14 +0000