Griezmann leaving Atletico

CaptainCourageous

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Atletico Madrid: "@AntoGriezmann has informed the club that he will not continue as a Rojiblanco next season."

Griezmann to Barcelona, Dybala to Atletico are the rumours.
 

Laudo.

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Im he’s off to Sellick as part of a deal involving Kieran Tierney and £50m heading to the biscuit tin ???
 

DeeGer10

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Vet similar to Messi IMO wont work and will be the end for Coutinho
I agree, some of Barca’s big money signings recently have been shocking. Coutinho, Malcolm, Dembele, Vidal, Arthur, Paulinho and Turan.

There’s too many players there for everyone to agree with them all however a lot of cash splashed for not much return there.
 

Coplandbear

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Hard to see where he fits in at Barcelona. Messi dominates the free role behind Suarez and plays/drifts wide when he wants. Suarez will still play the the number 9 role and I can't see a change of formation unless it's an interchanging front three with Griezmann alongside Suarez and Messi.
 

Danger Zone

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Agreed, they have become very lazy when it comes to recruitment.

Coutinho, Dembele and now Griezmann in recent seasons where money should have been invested more wisely.
All they do is look for the current ‘thing’. They don’t actually strategise and look to strengthen the areas that need strengthened. They’ve lost their identity under Valverde and they’d be up shit creek without Messi. Man City are more Barcelona than Barcelona are now.
 

Amato Turn

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Griezmann is a phenomenal player. Genuinely one of the best strikers in the world.

Has the lot; pace, great burst of acceleration, can dribble past players, can come short and link the play, ruthless finisher and Simeone has made him into a right combative player who works his socks off. He's also far better in the air than you would think for his height.

Have people comparing him to Messi even watched him? He's best through the middle but when he drifts into wide areas it's normally more the left side than the right.
 

Danger Zone

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You've lost me mate.

He plays upfront with Diego Costa in a 4-4-2.

He's a striker not a winger.

So much better than Suarez now too who's looking like his best days are behind him now.
He takes up a lot of the same positions Messi does. It’s not what they need, same way Coutinho wasn’t what they needed.
 

Amato Turn

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He takes up a lot of the same positions Messi does. It’s not what they need, same way Coutinho wasn’t what they needed.
And as I said, I don't think so.

Messi comes in from the right. Griezmann's best through the middle or drifting out to the left. Griezmann takes Suarez's place in the system I imagine.

Top players find a way to play with other top players. Looking forward to seeing how it works if indeed he does go there.
 

Danger Zone

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And as I said, I don't think so.

Messi comes in from the right. Griezmann's best through the middle or drifting out to the left. Griezmann takes Suarez's place in the system I imagine.

Top players find a way to play with other top players. Looking forward to seeing how it works if indeed he does go there.
Messi hasn’t been a right winger for nearly a decade. He spends large portions of each game in the middle of the pitch, though further back at times these days.

I don’t think the quality of the players will help a great deal with their looking to occupy similar areas of the park. I’m sure he’ll at least look to get involved though unlike Coutinho.
 
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