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Lionel Messi wants Barcelona team-mate sold in possible transfer boost for Manchester United

Lionel Messi could reportedly have handed Manchester United a major transfer boost regarding Barcelona misfit Antoine Griezmann.

The Argentine is supposedly keen for Barca to offload the struggling Griezmann and use the money from his sale to re-sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Don Balon.

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Sport recently claimed Barcelona were already prepared to offload Griezmann after just one season at the Nou Camp, with the report mentioning Man Utd as one of his biggest long-term admirers.

The Red Devils could certainly do with revamping their attack a little after offloading Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan last summer and failing to really replace him, while Chilean flop Alexis Sanchez was also loaned to the Serie A side.

Griezmann could be ideal to fill a number of attacking roles if he can get back to the kind of form he showed at previous club Atletico Madrid.

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Antoine Griezmann could be on his way out of Barcelona already

A number of top players have struggled with the style and the expectation that comes with playing for Barcelona, so there’s no suggestion that Griezmann’s top level career is over by a long way.

The France international could surely flourish in a team built around him a bit more, and MUFC will surely take Don Balon’s report of an influential figure like Messi wanting him out as an encouraging development.

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