Manchester City have no interest in signing Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann this summer, according to reports in the English media.
The Citizens were heavily linked with the Frenchman in the Spanish press last week, with one report even claiming that manager Pep Guardiola had held talks with the player.
However, despite Griezmann having scored 220 goals in his senior career, City are believed to be looking at other targets. Fans on Twitter are worried that the club won’t sign a new number nine this summer, while others are hoping they go all-in for Tottenham’s Harry Kane:
— 💙🐐🇧🇪 (@Bruynetime) July 15, 2021
we ain’t getting anyone
— FT21🤩 (@McfcRobbo23) July 15, 2021
We are monitor fc
— GabbyTheGoat🇹🇷🇧🇼 (@42McFcGabby) July 15, 2021
So we are going to finish with Jesus as our main striker
— Bartek Berecki (@SeansofD) July 15, 2021
Pay 130-140 mil for Kane. Idc at this point.
— Adnan S. (@AdnanShake657) July 15, 2021
Txiki masterclass inc. Bottle Kane, Sign no Striker, Play False 9
— Kompany’s Company (@ohhcitehweluvu) July 15, 2021
Means we must be going solely after Kane.
— Harry 🥶 (@Harry_MCFC891) July 15, 2021
Make signings to retain the prem title?
No amigo we only sell our best players for free
— Thunder⚡🥶 (@Delap_Szn) July 15, 2021
— sonny (@sonnygibboo) July 15, 2021
Its going to bw we're not signing anyone if we fail sign kane
— sentosabahari (@sentosabahari8) July 15, 2021
Griezmann has also been mentioned as a possible target for Chelsea and Manchester United, but it is now believed that a move back to Atletico Madrid is the likeliest outcome. Talks are said to be ongoing about a swap deal that would see Saul Niguez moving in the other direction to Barcelona, but we shall see if that comes to anything.