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Atletico Madrid star backed for Liverpool move after huge development

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Atletico Madrid star backed for Liverpool move after huge development

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann will seek pastures new this summer, after stating his intention to leave.

The club made the information public via social media on Tuesday, with Griezmann thanking supporters for the last five years.

He only signed a new contract last summer, but circumstances have seemingly changed and the 28-year-old is ready for a new chapter.

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BBC Sport understand that Barcelona are ready to pay his buyout clause, which is €120 million (£104 million).

The Catalan giants want to prepare for life after Luis Suarez, who is now 32.

Nothing is set in stone yet though, and ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Griezmann would actually be a great signing for Liverpool.

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He said, as quoted by The Daily Star: “I actually think that Liverpool would be a great place for Griezmann to go this summer. Liverpool are very much a team on the up at the moment and he could aid Roberto Firmino who also likes to drop deep.

 

“I don’t know if they have got enough money to do it but I wouldn’t go to Manchester United, that’s for sure.

“You talk about how good Griezmann would be linking up with Messi and Barcelona, what about with Liverpool’s front three?”

TBR’s view

Griezmann could be the missing piece of the jigsaw for Liverpool, who missed out on the Premier League title by just one point in 2018/19.

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The former Real Sociedad youngster has established himself as one of Europe’s most dangerous forwards down the years, and would be a brilliant signing for any top team.

Barca appear to be in pole position for the forward, but perhaps a Champions League final win over Tottenham Hotspur could turn the player’s head.

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