Griezmann: Today isn't the day to discuss my future

Antoine Griezmann

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.

Atletico are also reportedly close to signing Monaco winger Thomas Lemar to keep Griezmann happy, following his concerns with the all-round quality of the squad.

It was no secret that Atletico had been looking for attacking reinforcements, as the club reluctantly sold both Yannick Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in February, well after the transfer window had closed in LaLiga.

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Meanwhile, Griezmann's future at Atletico is uncertain, although the forward is set to announce whether he is staying at the La Liga club in the coming days , amid Barcelona's interest.

Pedro Morata
SGSpanish journalist Pedro Morata came up with a sneaky to ask Griezmann about his future

"The World Cup for France starts on Saturday, there is still time".

Previously, the Frenchman had stated that he wanted things to be resolved before the World Cup, in order to fully concentrate on the tournament with his country. Speaking in a press conference today, the Atlético Madrid striker said that he has come to a decision.

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?

But according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, there is a reason why Griezmann, Barcelona and Atletico have not announced the deal yet.

Seeing how things have come full circle for Griezmann is just lovely 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.

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