If Lionel Messi decides to stay at Barcelona, then long-term Chelsea transfer target Antione Griezmann may decide to leave.
It is no secret in the media that Messi is no longer happy at Barcelona, that the club legend was seeking a move away in the transfer window and only stayed because he was not allowed to leave the club for free like he had hoped.
But if he does decide to stay at the club, it could mean that Griezmann would seek a move away from Barcelona, as he is currently being overshadowed by the Argentine, and is not able to express himself like he does for the French side.
After firing at least 20 goals in each of the last six seasons, Griezmann scored just 15 times in 48 games in his first season for Barca, a disappointing haul given the €120m (£107m/$134m) fee required to bring him to the club.
He has largely been played out of position since joining Barca, and because of that fact, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is unable to shine as he is forced to defer to Messi.
“Not playing at his position is complicated in the long term,” Wenger told beIN Sports. “At the start, the guy accepts it but, if he does not meet his needs in the long term and he feels that the position does not allow him to express his qualities, he will become discouraged.
“Today, he is a player who must play in the centre because he has a great work rate, a precision in his passes. He can be dangerous with the last pass and by scoring goals, but there is congestion because he is in the range of play of Messi.”
We are massive fans of Griezmann and if there is a chance to snap him up, then the club need to make the move as he would add that superstar factor to the club