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Antoine Griezmann puts Premier League suitors on alert

08 June, 2018, 10:43 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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Barcelona's summer recruitment drive has yet to show the strength of 2017, however, amidst continued links with Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi has admitted that the Frenchman is a great player whom he would form a good understanding with.

Reports have suggested that Griezmann is ready to reject the chance to join Barcelona and sign a lucrative new contract with Diego Simeone's side.

Asked about his transfer plans, to either Barcelona or Manchester United, or if he might stay put at Atletico Madrid, Griezmann told Spox.com: 'I'm still thinking about it, I have decided anything yet.

Griezmann, 27, is still to decide whether to join Barca in a €100 million move or remain at Atletico, with the France worldwide saying he expects to make a final decision ahead of this summer's World Cup.

"Whether Griezmann comes or not is up to the coach, it is still not 100%, but obviously the more quality we have, the better".

"Playing for Atletico Madrid would be better for him because his team-mates are looking for him constantly, if he goes to Barcelona, players look first for Messi".

Messi was asked about the speculation and admitted the world's best footballers will always be welcome at Barcelona; he also said he believes he would link up well with the France global on the field, per Mundo Deportivo (h/t Goal).

But Messi is keen to play alongside the 27-year-old at Camp Nou. As Giraldo noted, Griezmann previously said he will make a choice before the FIFA World Cup, which begins on June 14.

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