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Transfer Rumors: Barcelona Locker Room Ready to Welcome Antoine Griezmann

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Umtiti is his biggest fan

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FC Barcelona’s heavyweights are eager to welcome Antoine Griezmann, claims Diario SPORT. The Atlético Madrid forward has been a rumored acquisition for next summer.

Aside from his skill and resume, Barcelona are said to value the fact that the French forward has lived in Spain for so long. He knows Spanish, is comfortable living in the country, and is successful in the league. No long adaptation period is foreseen.

Griezmann’s biggest fan in the Barça locker room is said to be Samuel Umtiti, his teammate in the French national team. Barcelona also have a few others in the French contingent like Lucas Digne and Ousmane Dembélé.

Speaking of Dembélé, it remains to be seen just how Ernesto Valverde can fit him, Luis Suárez, Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi, AND Griezmann into the same side. Or would someone be dropped?