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Barcelona star could be sacrificed to make room for Lionel Messi – Reports 




Barcelona could land the star forward Antoine Griezmann to free up their budget for funding wages Lionel Messi new contract, according to French media Foot Mercato (via Sports witness).

The Blaugrana they are currently in financial turmoil. Due to the delay in offering Lionel Messi a new job, their main star is currently a free agent. One way to afford the Argentine astronomical contract is for Barcelona to sell some of the fringe players who are on high salaries.

The Catalan giant has also asked several of its stars to cut salaries, but this has reportedly not gone well with the team. Barcelona want to land many of their earnings with Griezmann, the most sensitive option at the moment.

According to the above source, Blaugrana they are willing to listen to offers for Griezmann and will not hesitate to sell the Frenchman at the right price. Barcelona have already signed Sergio Agüero and Memphis Depay as attacking options on Messi’s partner.

Manchester City are currently interested in signing Antoine Griezmann as Pep Guardiola seeks to find a replacement for Agüer. The Premier League champions are in the pole position to sign Harry Kane but the Spurs ’asking price cooled their quest.

Antoine Griezmann could be a cheaper alternative to Kane, with Guardiola personally calling the French international and appreciating his game.

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Lionel Messi wants a new two-year contract in Barcelona

Lionel Messi wants to stay in Barcelona and wants a new two-year contract that will keep him at the Nou Camp until the summer of 2023. The delay in Messi’s offer of a new job is due to fixing some clauses in the contract, as Fabrizio Romano reported last month.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is pretty confident that Messi will play for the La Liga giants for two more seasons.

Earlier in the summer, it was announced that Lionel Messi would like to play in MLS after his contract with Barcelona expires in 2023. The 33-year-old striker has also expressed a desire to return to Barcelona as a board member after hanging up his boots.

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