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Since joining Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad back in 2014, Antoine Griezmann has been a mainstay in the team. He has given numerous impressive performances and has established himself as one of the best strikers in the World.
The 27 year old has been a regular for La Liga giants this season and, scoring 27 goals in all competitions. He helped his team to finish 2nd in the La Liga behind Barcelona and also helped them to win the Europa League.
Despite being contracted with Atletico until 2022, the France International has been heavily linked with a exit from the club. Manchester United were interested him for a long time last season but decided to drop the interest and signed Romelu Lukaku instead.
The French Star has been heavily linked with a move to rivals Barcelona this summer with reports claiming that they are ready to pay his £88 million release clause. They even hinted numerous times that the forward will join them but there has been no deal yet.
Former Real Sociedad star is still heavily linked with a move to the La Liga champions and it has been expected that he will confirm his future before the start of the World Cup in Russia. That was still the case as Griezmann confirmed that he will announce his future plans this week.
“It’s good that you’re taking an interest,” Griezmann said, as quoted by Goal, after France’s 1-1 friendly draw with the U. S. national team .
“There’s a week to go. I think we will find out this week.”
There were reports that France coach Didier Deschamps had told him to clarify his future by the end of the week.