Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Atletico Madrid Antoine Griezmann refuses to confirm future plans

Atletico Madrid Antoine Griezmann refuses to confirm future plans

Multiple people within Antoine Griezmann's inner circle say they want him to stay at Atletico Madrid rather than join Barcelona next season, sources close to the forward told ESPN FC's Julien Laurens.

"I am very sorry, but I will not be revealing my decision today", he said.

Barcelona are reportedly ready to trigger Griezmann's €100million release clause.

Griezmann is looking to cap another spectacular club season, in which he scored 29 goals in 49 games as Atletico finished runners-up in La Liga behind Barcelona and lifted the UEFA Europa League. Jay Asser and the rest of the Sport360 team will be with you throughout the day with the latest news, rumours and insights from the Camp Nou.

Griezmann gave no more indication on his plans and any time that the subject of his future was put forward by a journalist in attendance, the French FA press officer shut it down, telling the player not to answer.

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"There's no more pressure on me, I am relaxed, focused on the World Cup".

Griezmann signed a one-year contract extension with Atletico last summer that runs until 2022.

It is believed that Griezmann will accept a deal that will make him the club's highest-paid player following a massive campaign by manager Diego Simeone and the rest of the staff urging him to stay.

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