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Griezmann: My Future Will Be Announced Next Week

Griezmann: My Future Will Be Announced Next Week

Previously, the Frenchman had stated that he wanted things to be resolved before the World Cup, in order to fully concentrate on the tournament with his country.

While Manchester United have been linked with Griezmann previously, Deschamps said the forward was staying in Spain.

Many saw his press conference on Tuesday, four days before France's first fixture of the competition, as the ideal chance to do just that. But I'm not going to speak about it today. "I know many people were waiting for that but this isn't the right day to do so".

After facing the US on Saturday in Lyon, France are due to fly to their training base near Moscow on Sunday.

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".




But why didn't he reveal that at his press conference?

Barca are seeking a commitment from Griezmann before July 1 as his contract's buyout clause will jump from €100m to €200m on that date.

If the Catalan club signed him now, it would cost them €200 million but if they wait until the turn of the month, it will be halved to €100 million.

"Cristiano Ronaldo leaving, out of 10, I'm anxious about a five or a four", he said.

Now it is Griezmann signing the autographs and carrying the hopes of a nation on his shoulders.