I've known for months - Griezmann will play for Barca, says Atletico boss

Tanya Simon
June 13, 2019

That seeming hesitation threatens to allow other teams to make their own approach, with Manchester United one of the teams reportedly interested in the player.

Atletico finished the season second in La Liga, behind Barcelona and without a trophy, after blowing a 2-0 first-leg lead in the Champions League last 16 against Juventus, and losing to Girona in the same round of the Copa del Rey.

That was until a last minute change of heart saw him release a cringey documentary in which he declared he was staying put once again.

He was not at his sparkling best for Atletico this season, however, scoring 15 times in 37 league matches, a significant decline from the haul of 19 in 32 games the previous term.

"After speaking with Cholo (club coach Diego Simeone), then with Miguel Angel and the people in the hierarchy of the club I wanted to speak with you, the fans, who have always given me a lot of love", said Griezmann.

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'I know where I want to go.

"I don't know if I'll remain in Spain".

"I am very certain where Antoine will play, we have known since March", the director explained to Movistar Plus' Toros on Wednesday.

That's because Atletico Madrid's CEO Gil Marin has broken the news.

That's not a bad front three.

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