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The Three Ways Barcelona Could Line Up Next Season If They Sign Neymar And Antoine Griezmann

The Three Ways Barcelona Could Line Up Next Season If They Sign Neymar And Antoine Griezmann

The trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez [MSN for short] was one of the deadliest we have ever seen in football.

In their time playing together, the trident contributed to an insane 364 goals in 450 games as well as 173 assists for the Blaugrana according to the Daily Mail.

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Image: PA

The deadly attacking unit could well be reunited again with the news that Barca have a 'verbal agreement' with Neymar to return to the Nou Camp on a five-year deal - and the PSG star is reportedly content with publicly admitted he made a mistake in moving to Paris.

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But at the same time there are strong reports that Barca will sign Antoine Griezmann on July 1 when his £107 million release clause and if they manage to get the pair of them, it might just be game over for everyone else.

Catalan outlet SPORT have looked at three different ways in which Barca could line up with Neymar and Griezmann in their ranks and it looks seriously scary.

The first suggestion is for Barca to play their traditional 4-4-3 with Messi reverting to his 'false nine' position and Griezmann coming in at the expense of Suarez, who is benched.

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But then the next two options see the quartet in full. There's an incredibly attack minded 4-2-4 formation that is basically a real-life version of FIFA yet the 4-2-3-1 with Messi pulling the strings as a No.10 is the looks most balanced and flexible.

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Ousmane Dembele, Malcom and Philippe Coutinho might just end up being shown the exit door if Barca get both Griezmann and Neymar but it's definitely the better deal for the Blaugrana.

When you consider midfield options of £65 million new boy, Frenkie de Jong, Arthur, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Carles Alena as well, Barca have to be favourites for next season's Champions League - a competition they are desperate to reclaim after a four-year draught.

Topics: Football News, FC Barcelona, Football, Barcelona, PSG, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann, Spanish football, La Liga

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