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Sport 'Make history at Atletico Madrid or go to a club where he will never enter history' Antoine Griezmann issued with warning by chief Miguel Angel Gil Marin amid Barcelona interest

11:06  17 may  2018
11:06  17 may  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

United to hijack Griezmann move to Barcelona

  United to hijack Griezmann move to Barcelona It has been reported that Manchester United are ready to hijack the possible transfer of Antoine Griezmann to FC Barcelona, according to Calcio Mercato. Griezmann has been performing excellently for Atlético de Madrid for the past few seasons that he has been in the Spanish capital, and has been the subject of much transfer speculation for many a transfer window. He has been reportedly ready to move to La Liga rivals FC Barcelona for quite a while, but it looks as if José Mourinho, former manager of Atléti’s rivals, Real Madrid, is ready to hijack to deal. It is believed that Diego Simeone will be more willing to sell Griezmann to a club who is not a domestic rival, and the prospect of sending him to England and Manchester United may appeal to him. However, United are not alone, with PSG looking fondly at Griezmann and see him reportedly as a great replacement for Neymar, who is subject to transfer speculation linking him to Real Madrid. If he were to move to Old Trafford, he would be competing for a place in the starting XI along with Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial. But with United’s attack already showing a lot of firepower, Mourinho may add the quality of Griezmann to try and push next season for a better attempt at securing the Premier League title.

' Make history at Atletico Madrid or go to a club where he will never enter history ' Antoine Griezmann issued with warning by chief However, Gil Marin isn't impressed by Barcelona 's pursuit of Griezmann and he has previously accused them of 'an absolute lack of respect' as they try

Atletico Madrid ’s chief executive, Miguel Angel Gil Marin , has warned forward, Antoine Griezmann , that he will ‘ never enter history ’ if he eventually leave. “If he wants to make history at Atletico Madrid where everything revolves around him , or go to a club where he will never enter history .

Related: Griezmann plays down Barcelona talk [Sky Sports]

Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin issued Antoine Griezmann with an ultimatum after their Europa League triumph - become a club legend or fade into obscurity elsewhere.

French striker Griezmann, who is likely to join Barcelona this summer, scored twice in Atletico's final win over Marseille in Lyon on Wednesday night.

After the match, manager Diego Simeone appeared to give Griezmann his blessing to join the La Liga champions, but Gil Marin had other ideas.

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  Atletico Madrid eye shock swoop for Sergio Aguero According to Radio MARCA, Sergio Aguero may be making a sensational return to Atletico Madrid this summer. Aguero signed for Manchester City when he left Atletico back in 2011 and has gone on to become the club’s all-time leading goal scorer. He has helped City win three Premier League titles, three League Cups and a Community Shield. Despite earning a place in the Team of the Year and scoring 21 league goals this season, Aguero’s future in Manchester has been in doubt for a while. Atletico superstar Antoine Griezmann is likely to leave this summer and Atleti are eyeing a move for Aguero to replace him as their main striker, but MARCA understands the deal could still go ahead even if Griezmann doesn’t leave the club. Both Atletico and Aguero’s representatives have decided to leave the negotiations until after the World Cup in Russia so the striker can focus on guiding Argentina to World Cup glory.

"If he wants to make history at Atletico Madrid where everything revolves around him or go to a club where he will never enter history ." Contracted to Atletico until 2022, Griezmann – who has won two trophies since arriving from Real Sociedad in 2014 – was in no mood to discuss his future after

Antoine Griezmann fired Atletico Madrid to victory in the Europa League final (Picture: Reuters) Antoine Griezmann has been warned a move to ‘If he wants to make history at Atletico Madrid where everything revolves around him , or go to a club where he will never enter history .’

Soccer Football - Europa League Final - Olympique de Marseille vs Atletico Madrid - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - May 16, 2018   Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann celebrates winning the Europa League               REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes © Catalyst Images Soccer Football - Europa League Final - Olympique de Marseille vs Atletico Madrid - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - May 16, 2018 Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann celebrates winning the Europa League REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

He told Cadena SER: 'It will depend on his feelings more than anything else.

'If he wants to make history at Atletico Madrid where everything revolves around him, or go to a club where he will never enter history.'

Griezmann, 27, has scored 29 goals and contributed 15 assists during an outstanding season as he won the first major trophy of his four-year career at Atletico.

It proved a comfortable night for Atletico, for whom Gabi scored a late third following Griezmann's two goals, and they lifted the Europa League for the third time.

Messi suggests new role for Dembele amid Liverpool interest

  Messi suggests new role for Dembele amid Liverpool interest Spanish outlet Don Balon are reporting that Lionel Messi wants Ousmane Dembele to stay at the club, even if that means switching to a new role. Dembele has been linked with a switch away from the Nou Camp, after failing to settle after his move from Borussia Dortmund. This is also amid rumours Atletico star Antoine Griezmann is set to move to Barcelona, a move that would see Dembele’s place in the side be relegated to the bench. However, Messi believes that Dembele could be a good impact player from the subs bench, with Barca’s squad lacking some depth. Liverpool could be a viable destination for the Frenchman however, with the Reds reportedly interested in signing Dembele. Money is not an issue for Liverpool, after selling Phillipe Coutinho to Barca in the January transfer window. Dembele would slot nicely into the Liverpool side, who could win the Champions League this month against Barca’s rivals Real Madrid.

Antoine Griezmann has been warned a move to Barcelona or Manchester United will ruin his legacy by Miguel Angel Gil Marin issued the ultimatum to Griezmann ‘If he wants to make history at Atletico Madrid where everything revolves around him , or go to a club where he will never enter

By Richard Martin. LYON, France (Reuters) - Antoine Griezmann , a talismanic figure at Atletico Madrid , will not enjoy the same status at Barcelona if he joins the Liga champions in the close-season, Atletico chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin has said.

Soccer Football - Europa League Final - Olympique de Marseille vs Atletico Madrid - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - May 16, 2018   Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann celebrate with the trophy after winning the Europa League   REUTERS/Vincent Kessler © Catalyst Images Soccer Football - Europa League Final - Olympique de Marseille vs Atletico Madrid - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - May 16, 2018 Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann celebrate with the trophy after winning the Europa League REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Gil Marin added: 'If he decides that he does not want to continue with us, we have to respect his decision.

'I am not optimistic or pessimistic. I do not know what will happen, it is not a decision for him to say after the final.'

However, Gil Marin isn't impressed by Barcelona's pursuit of Griezmann and he has previously accused them of 'an absolute lack of respect' as they try and bring him to the Nou Camp.

Griezmann 'a gift' at €100m, says former Barcelona striker Dugarry .
The Atletico Madrid star has been linked with a summer move and he would be welcomed at Camp Nou by an international team-mateSigning Antoine Griezmann for his reported release clause of €100 million would be "a gift", according to former France international Christophe Dugarry.

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