Canal + France: Griezmann will stay at Atletico Madrid

Canal + France: Griezmann will stay at Atletico Madrid

France travel to the World Cup on the back of a surprising 1-1 draw with the U.S. in Lyon on Saturday night, but Griezmann reckons there's no need for his teammates to panic, and says their preparation for Australia starts now.

This (the World Cup ) starts on Saturday, so it will be defined this week. "In Spain some say that I stay at Atlético, others say I leave and I'll say it before the first game begins", he said recently.

After announcing a press conference for Tuesday afternoon, it seemed that he was set to announce where he will play next season, only to opt against it.

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

"I am happy and that's the most important thing now".

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Well, Mundo Deportivo have revealed all.

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".

The report states that a "very well-informed source" has told them that he has verbally agreed to join the Camp Nou club.

Well, he couldn't say anything about Barca because of the release clause that reduces the fee they can sign him for doesn't come into effect until July 1. "The decision is complicated, I am calm", he said.

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

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