Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Atletico Madrid attacker Griezmann: My future defined this week

Atletico Madrid attacker Griezmann: My future defined this week

Barcelona had hoped to sign the 27-year-old on July 1, when his release clause drops to €100 million, but Atletico have offered him an improved contract worth a reported €23m a year.

France travel to the World Cup on the back of a surprising 1-1 draw with the U.S. in Lyon on Saturday night, but Griezmann reckons there's no need for his teammates to panic, and says their preparation for Australia starts now.

"It's not ideal but I won't be able to have ideal conditions anyway". Some reports had pointed to Lemar's arrival as a key factor in whether Griezmann would return to the club or leave for Barcelona this summer.

But Griezmann has remained tight-lipped on his decision, refusing to reveal his future destination just yet.

But last week Lionel Messi said he was sure he would link up well with Griezmann were he to move to the Camp Nou.

"I'm in agreement that to get back to winning the Champions League we have to have the best players. And Griezmann is one of them", Messi told Sport.

Seeing how things have come full circle for Griezmann is just handsome and we're eager to see how he performs on the grandest stage of them all, especially considering how electric he was two years back.

"I'm very calm, I'm focused on the World Cup, which is the most important thing now".

Lemar was included in Didier Deschamps' final 23-man squad for the World Cup this summer, and could be in line to start on the left wing, depending on which formation the coach opts to use.

"I can only say that to win the Champions League you have to have the best players".

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