MESSI WELCOMES GRIEZMANN TALKS
Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona rumors have been running around for months now. The Atletico Madrid star has a €100 million release clause in his contract and the Catalan side are keen on activating it.
Lionel Messi was speaking to SPORT when he spoke about the French striker. “I don’t know if he’s a priority. I’m in agreement that to get back to winning the Champions League we have to have the best players. And Griezmann is one of them.” said the Barcelona forward.
“If the club sign him, brilliant.” – Messi
“I don’t know if he’s the priority. It depends on the technical secretary and coach. I’m just saying that to win the Champions League you need to have the best. And he is very good!” added Messi.
Barcelona will have to wait for the time being to complete the transfer. Griezmann is currently with the French National Team at the World Cup and will not be allowed to undergo a medical or hold talks with the Catalan club for the next few weeks.