Deschamps: "Antoine Griezmann is staying... in Spain!"

Ruben Hill
June 11, 2018

Griezmann, 27, continues to be linked with a move to LaLiga champions Barcelona after another fine season at Atletico.

Lionel Messi would welcome the addition of Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona's ranks as the France forward prepares to reveal where he will plying his trade next season.

And for Messi, the signing of the Atletico Madrid forward - who has always been linked with a switch to the Nou Camp - could be the difference. "There is still one more week [until the World Cup starts], but I think we will know during the week".

Barca already have Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Messi in their forward line, but the latter believes that additional firepower could be required if his side are to end their recent dry spell on the continental stage.

The Argentina talisman said: "I am in agreement that to win the Champions League again we need to have the best players". It depends on the technical secretary and coach. If the club sign him, brilliant.

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

The Frenchman has been linked with a big-money move to the Camp Nou in recent months and is expected to clarify his club future before the start of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. "And he is very good!"

And the former Real Sociedad youth product confirmed after Saturday's 1-1 draw with the United States that he'll make up his mind in the coming days.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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