Antoine Griezmann's possible destinations if he leaves Barcelona

The France forward could be one of the big earners to leave Barça this summer

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Barcelona's financial situation is extremely complicated. The club have been forced to move on several players, with Junior Firpo joining the list of departures on Tuesday as he joined Leeds.

Francisco Trincao and Matheus Fernandes also left, one on loan the other released, over the last week with Jean Clair Todibo and Konrad de la Fuente also moved on.

Barça's objective is to make space to register Lionel Messi's new contract and to be able to inscribe the new signings with La Liga.

In this context, and beyond the cases of Umtiti and Pjanic (who have been offered free transfers) Barça are more than open to transferring Antoine Griezmann.

The Frenchman's elevated salary plus the signings of Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero have pushed the club to consider him expendable this summer.

One of the main reasons, though, is that he's one of the few Barça players who could have 'market,' meaning the club could cut his salary and bring in a fee.

Griezmann wants to stay and has expressed as much in public but is not completely against a change of scenery depending on the offer.

The main interest comes from England. Chelsea and Manchester United would welcome a forward of his level. The European champions want Haaland, too, so they're ready to invest again this summer.

As for United, they also want to strengthen their attack and have already completed the signing of Jadon Sancho. Griezmann had the chance to move to United before but turned it down.

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Return to Madrid?

The other big club in Manchester, City, have also joined the list of potential suitors recently. If they don't manage to sign Harry Kane, who Tottenham will fight to keep, they could turn to Griezmann. Pep Guardiola's always liked him.

Another option mentioned in recent months is a return to Atletico Madrid, where he was happy and "exploded" at the top level of the game. There are even rumours suggesting a swap deal involving Joao Felix could be possible.

Finally, Paris Saint-Germain are also monitoring his situation. If Kylian Mbappe stays, it seems unlikely they sign a forward, but if he leaves, they will have to look elsewhere.



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