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Barcelona have renewed their interest in Antoine Griezmann.

Barcelona make renewed approach for Antoine Griezmann

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Barcelona's pursuit of Antoine Griezmann was perhaps the longest running transfer saga of the summer transfer window.

After months of speculation, the French forward eventually made a documentary named 'the decision', which revealed whether or not he would leave Atletico Madrid for Barcelona.

In the end he decided to stay at Atletico and signed a new contract until 2023.

However, it appears the saga has not ended just yet.

Atletico have had an underwhelming season.

They are currently seven points behind Barcelona in the race for the La Liga title, and Ernesto Valverde's side can increase that lead to 10 points if they win their game in hand.

They also managed to throw away a two-goal first leg lead over Juventus in the Champions League, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick in Turin to dump Diego Simeone's side out.

And the rumours of Griezmann to Barcelona have reignited following that poor result.

According to L'Equipe, Barcelona have once again approached the Frenchman about a potential transfer.

Antoine Griezmann is said to 'reject' turning down Barca last summer

And, after their Champions League exit, Griezmann is questioning his future and is said to be listening 'very attentively' to the new offer.

The report also adds that Barca are offering Griezmann 16 million euros a year in a contract until 2024.

He can be brought for €120M if his release clause is triggered before July 2019.

Mundo Deportivo have also reported that Griezmann 'regrets' his decision to choose Atletico over Barcelona.

Barcelona are interested in Antoine Griezmann

At 27 years old, Griezmann still has his best years ahead of him.

He has scored 130 times for Atletico in 248 appearances and is set to break the 20-goal barrier once again this season.

Barcelona have a lot of talent in attack but, with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi both in their thirties, they may need to bring in a younger attacker.

Should Griezmann make the move to Barcelona this summer? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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Ernesto Valverde
Diego Simeone
Antoine Griezmann
Atletico Madrid
Barcelona
Lionel Messi
Luis Suarez

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