Lionel Messi would welcome Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona

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Griezmann's future has been the source of much speculation over the past 12 months and, after last summer being heavily linked with Manchester United, he has emerged as a possible big-money signing for La Liga champions Barca. "I think we will find out this week".

Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann is set to make a decision on his future this week.

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has admitted that Frenchman Antoine Griezmann will be of great advantage for Barcelona if the club signs him this summer.

Deschamps prohibits players from undergoing negotiations during tournaments, which provides a further reason to believe that Griezmann's future will be public knowledge before France begin the competition.

But with Barcelona in the hunt, Messi has told his club to get the transfer over the line - or risk not winning the Champions League.

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

Seeing how things have come full circle for Griezmann is just attractive 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. That depends on the signing committee and the coach. "And he is very good!"

Griezmann enjoyed another outstanding season for Atletico, leading them to Europa League success with two goals in the final.

"That made the elimination even more painful and it was viewed as being even worse because of how it happened".