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Barcelona to sell Suarez this summer to make room for Griezmann

Radio Cataluna claim it will be the 31-year-old Uruguayan who will make way for the France star

BARCELONA will sell Liverpool hero Luis Suarez – IF they land Antoine Griezmann – according to reports in Spain.

After snubbing a move to Old Trafford last summer, the 27-year-old France striker is expected to move from Atletico Madrid to the Nou Camp at the end of this season.

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann is a target for Barcelona

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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann is a target for Barcelona

And that will force one of Barca’s star men on to the bench or out of the club.


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And Radio Cataluna claim it will be the 31-year-old Uruguayan who will make way as the oldest of the attacking talents.

Ousmane Dembele – despite failing to settle following his move from Germany – is just 20-years-old and will be given time to develop and Leo Messi obviously has a job for life at Barca.

Philippe Coutinho only arrived from Liverpool in January and Paco Alcacer has provided decent back-up service.

Luis Suarez is the Barcelona striker who could be moved to make way

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Luis Suarez is the Barcelona striker who could be moved to make way

Diego Simeone has been preparing to let Griezmann go

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Diego Simeone has been preparing to let Griezmann go

Griezmann signed a new deal with Diego Simeone’s side in the summer but his release clause was halved from £175m down to £87m.

Suarez has previously welcomed the idea of adding the France ace to the squad – but seemed oblivious to the idea it could force him out of the club.

Manchester United tried to sign Griezmann in the summer

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Manchester United tried to sign Griezmann in the summer

Luis Suarez remains a Liverpool hero

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Luis Suarez remains a Liverpool hero

He said: “It makes the club proud to bring players of this quality like Antoine, like Dembele and Coutinho came.


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“He’s a player who brings a huge amount, he has a lot of years playing at the highest level, always fighting.

“He rules up front for Atletico and that is fundamental.

“He is not coming to take the place of anyone, but with the ambition of winning important things.

“He will be welcomed.”