MANCHESTER CITY are plotting a shock move for Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.
The Premier League champions are determined to beef up their attack, after losing the Champions League final to Chelsea last month.
Antoine Griezmann is a shock Man City target this summer
Having let Sergio Aguero leave on a free transfer, City want to sign a new centre forward.
Harry Kane is reportedly No1 on their wishlist, although they recognise that with three years left on his contract, Spurs’ wantaway No10 will be very difficult to prise away from North London.
With Daniel Levy set to be a typically difficult negotiator, City could turn their attention to Spain in their striker hunt.
The Sky Blues are willing to ‘break’ the transfer market in the coming months, in order to strengthen for another European tilt next term.
And Griezmann, 30, fits the bill.
The Frenchman is seen as a perfect candidate to play in the ‘False 9’ role that Guardiola likes to employ.
Griezmann only signed for Barcelona in 2019, but is already ‘willing’ to leave.
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The forward, currently with his country at Euro 2020, would be interested in leaving to join an ‘important’ team like City.
And with Barcelona’s financial perils, City feel that they can strike a deal.
Guardiola is also hopeful of signing Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish this summer.
SunSport revealed over the weekend that the midfielder’s representatives believe that they have struck ‘an agreement’ with Villa that he can leave his boyhood club – paving the way for a £100million move to the Etihad.
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By: Etienne Fermie
Title: Man City line up shock Antoine Griezmann transfer if they fail in Harry Kane bid with Barcelona star ‘open’ to move
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/15414393/man-city-antoine-griezmann-transfer/
Published Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2021 07:15:21 +0000