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Antoine Greizmann makes a big decision about his future and rejects a European giant

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has reportedly decided his future amid serious interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Manchester United.

With Neymar leaving, Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has managed to patch up the gaping hole left by the Brazilian by changing his formation and utilizing Paulinho as a make-shift winger, with Ousmane Dembele struggling to adapt. However, with former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho’s arrival, the club had a marquee Brazilian signing to replace Neymar, if not his goals.

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That’s why Valverde and company have targeted both Paulo Dybala and Antoine Griezmann as their top targets next summer, with the Frenchman leading the list. While the 27-year-old Griezmann did struggle and endure a complicated start to the season, he has like Cristiano Ronaldo been in stunning form in 2018, scoring 19 goals in both the La Liga and the Europa League, with 10 goals in his last seven La Liga appearances.

Atletico Madrid has already consigned to losing Antoine Griezmann and even gave the French international the go-ahead to leave during the summer window. The Frenchman was heavily linked with a move away during the summer transfer window, but then Atletico was hit by a transfer ban which expires in January.

However, now reports from the Daily Star and Diario Gol have revealed that the 27-year-old Antoine Griezmann has reportedly rejected Barcelona for their El Clasico rivals Real Madrid instead, with it further adding that the Frenchman is a massive fan of the Bernabeu side. With Real Madrid struggled this season and watching the end of their infamous BBC trio is, the club is looking to spend big in the summer.

They’ve targeted the likes of Harry Kane, David De Gea, Eden Hazard, Neymar and Antoine Griezmann among many others. The Los Blancos have struggled this season and sit fourth in the La Liga table behind Atletico Madrid themselves, out of the title race.

Author’s take:

If the reports are true, then this is a massive boost for Real Madrid as Antoine Griezmann would do brilliantly under Zinedine Zidane. Not only that, his ability to play across the front-line makes him a very valuable star and his goals combined with his link-up ability will give Real Madrid a massive advantage.

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