Barcelona ‘looking for Antoine Griezmann replacement’

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 29: Antoine Griezmann of FC Barcelona with the ball during the La Liga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at Camp Nou on August 29, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Barcelona has apparently begun looking for a replacement for Antoine Griezmann, who is expected to leave the club on deadline day.

The Blaugrana are reportedly close to finalizing a loan agreement with Atletico Madrid, which would see the 30-year-old return to Los Colchoneros after leaving for Barcelona in 2019.

Ronald Koeman’s side would reportedly instantly swoop for a new attacker to replace Griezmann, who joined for £108 million and has 22 goals for the Camp Nou outfit.

According to Sky Sports, Barcelona has targeted Sevilla striker Luuk De Jong as a possible replacement in the forward line, with the Andalusian club eager to consider a transfer following the acquisition of Rafa Mir from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

After scoring 28 goals and eight assists in 34 Eredivisie games for PSV Eindhoven in the 2018-19 season, the Dutch international moved to Spain and has scored 10 goals in 69 La Liga appearances since then, winning the Europa League in 2020.

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