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Reports: Barca Eye French Star As No. 1 Replacement For Neymar

Reports: FC Barcelona Eye French Star As No. 1 Replacement For Neymar

By Keegan Kruger - Aug 02, 2017 09:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Spanish giants FC Barcelona have reportedly identified a France international as their No. 1 target to replace Neymar.

Reports: Barca Targeting 3 EPL Stars To Replace Neymar

According to Spanish publication Sport, Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has become the Catalan club's main target, with Neymar apparently on the verge of becoming the world's most expensive player – Paris Saint-Germain are said to be close to paying the Brazilian's £196 million (R3.48 billion) release clause to secure his services.

Griezmann was expected to join Manchester United in this window, but that transfer ended when his Spanish club's transfer ban was upheld by FIFA, which sees them being unable to register any new players until January 2018.

The 26-year-old has since stated that he feels obligated to stay with Atletico though the ban, but some sources suggest that the player will find it difficult to resist the chance to join Barcelona if it came around.

New reports coming out of Spain suggest that the Frenchman has become the Blaugrana's preferred option to replace Neymar, especially with Liverpool said to be unwilling to let the Blaugrana's alternative target, Philippe Coutinho, leave Merseyside.

The Reds have already rejected a £72 million (R1.26 billion) bid from the Catalan giants, although some believe they would be willing to let the Brazilian playmaker go if an offer of £90 million (R1.57 billion) or more came in.

Reports: Barca Hope To Sign EPL Star In Order To Keep Neymar

Griezmann has made 160 appearances for the Rojiblancos since joining them in 2014, scoring 83 goals in all competitions.

Do you think Griezmann would be a good replacement for Neymar? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Pres4life Joined: 17 Nov 2015
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Pres4life Aug 03, 2017 11:42 AM
Neymar opted for a downgrade but more money in the pocket
MOKOKOTLO Joined: 10 Sep 2015
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MOKOKOTLO Aug 03, 2017 09:26 AM
@matome910 i am with you on that my brother, Klopp is going to derail many teams.
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matome910 Aug 03, 2017 07:07 AM
They can sign him, not Coutinho please. Just wanna enjoy Klopp plotting the beating of bigger teams in the EPL
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Rambo Kingdom Commando Aug 03, 2017 06:17 AM
Hazard,Di maria,Coutinho we want this stars to fill the gape
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Neymer did the unthinkable indeed....yho
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tshwanelo matomeloliwe Aug 02, 2017 10:21 PM
we need hazard plz

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