Arsenal handed massive blow in their pursuit of La Liga No.17 forward

By | May 23, 2020

La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly not prepared to sell Antoine Griezmann during the summer transfer window.

The 29-year-old forward has joined the Spanish champions from Atletico Madrid last July and has found back of the net 14 times in 37 games at club level during the 2019-20 season.

The world-cup winning forward has struggled to show his best form for large parts of the current campaign, though, and a recent report suggested that the Spanish heavyweights would be prepared to sell him for the right price during the summer transfer window.

Arsenal and Manchester United have both been rumoured with potential moves for the French forward, who has scored 8 goals in La Liga during the current season.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants are not prepared to sell the 2018 World Cup winning forwrd under any circumstances ahead of the 2020-21 season.

The report suggests that Quique Setien’s side are confident that the forward will step up his form in the coming weeks, should the 2019-20 season be allowed to safely resume.

Griezmann has scored 133 goals in 257 games for Atletico Madrid before arriving at Camp Nou and would be a perfect addition to either Arsenal or Man Utd as they are keen on to compete for all possible trophies next season.

Current campaign is expected to be resumed next month Manchester United sit fifth in the Premier League table, Arsenal ninth and only eight points separating them from the top-four.