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Atletico Madrid attacker Griezmann: My future defined this week

13 June 2018

The Frenchman is being linked with a move to Barcelona, although there's still a possibility he could remain at Atletico Madrid.

The forward has been expected to confirm his future before the World Cup and said Saturday that was still the case. 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.

Despite Antoine Griezmann appearing ready to make an announcement on his future on Tuesday, the Atletico Madrid striker has claimed it wasn't the right time to do so.

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Aged seven, and wearing the No 7 on his back, he is seen with a friend excitedly running around getting autographs from the World Cup-winning squad.

However, at a France press conference on Tuesday afternoon, he declined to give an update on his future intentions. I don't know if he's the priority.

Barca's public pursuit of Griezmann has angered Atletico, who reported them to Federation Internationale de Football Association in December for making an illegal approach for the player and followed up with a statement in May telling Barca "enough is enough".

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"There's no more pressure on me, I am relaxed, focused on the World Cup". Barca hope to sign him on July 1, when his release clause drops to €100 million, while Atletico are trying to convince him to stay by offering an improved contract.

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

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Atletico Madrid attacker Griezmann: My future defined this week