BARCELONA star Antoine Griezmann netted a long-range worldie of a chip from outside the box in La Liga this weekend.
The former Atletico Madrid man lobbed the keeper with a deft finish before hugging team-mate Lionel Messi in celebration, putting to bed rumours of a rift.
Messi teed up his colleague with a gorgeous backheel as the 29-year-old bagged Barca’s third goal in a comprehensive 4-1 win away at Villarreal on Sunday.
Speculation had previously circulated suggesting the Catalan giants’ skipper and big-money signing Griezmann do not always see eye to eye.
It was reported the pair had a training ground bust-up last month with manager Quique Setien forced to intervene.
Reportedly Argentine superstar Messi went through the whole game against Leganes in June without giving the ball to Griezmann.
Griezmann has endured mixed fortunes since quitting the Spanish capital and arriving at the Nou Camp in a bumper £108million transfer last July.
He has failed to live up to the hype on the field this season, notching only nine goals and four assists in 33 league appearances.
Griezmann has often had to make do with a spot on the bench – an unusual situation for Diego Simeone‘s former Atleti star to contend with.
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With the Spanish side counting the cost of the coronavirus pandemic, Griezmann could be shipped out to free up funds this summer.
Manchester United were keen on his signature when he was deciding where to go last year and the Red Devils could renew their interest.
City rivals Manchester City may be another potential Premier League destination as they look to replace David Silva.
By: Josh Graham
Title: Watch Griezmann score world-class chip from outside the box and hug Messi ending rift rumours with Barcelona star
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12043848/watch-griezmann-score-hug-messi-rift/
Published Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:32:22 +0000