Atletico Madrid Antoine Griezmann refuses to confirm future plans

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Last season, Antoine Griezmann was superb for Atletico Madrid after helping the Spanish club to win the 2017/18 Europa League title.

"I am very sorry, but I will not be revealing my decision today", he said.

Griezmann was close to closing a move to Barça after months of talks once his release clause dropped to 100 million euros on July 1.

Lionel Messi has reiterated his desire for Barcelona to spend big to land Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, insisting that his side's Champions League hopes may depend on it.

Just days before the start of the World Cup, Lionel Messi dropped a bombshell on the football world by saying his worldwide career may be over after the tournament.

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The forward has been expected to confirm his future before the World Cup and said Saturday that was still the case. "In Spain some say that I stay at Atlético, others I leave and I'll say it before the first game begins".

"There's no more pressure on me, I am relaxed, focused on the World Cup".

Griezmann is part of the France squad for this summer's World Cup squad and will be a key part of the team going into the tournament, in which they are one of the favourites. However, Atletico responded with a counter-offer which will make him the club's best paid player by some distance.

Of course, if he was staying at Atleti, why wouldn't he just come out and say it now if he's already made his decision?

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