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Atlético Madrid: Suárez hints Griezmann move to Barcelona is a done deal

05 May 2018

Rumours of Antoine Griezmann's potential move to Barcelona have resonated around the footballing world throughout the course of the season, with much speculation surrounding the Frenchman's next destination should he choose to leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season.

Speaking as if the deal is already done, Suarez talked up the quality of Griezmann and said he's proud of how Barca keep on signing the world's best players.

"With Griezmann under contract, Barca can not agree anything with him yet, but they are willing to match his €100m release clause". Initially, Barcelona offered Griezmann time till 30 April but that deadline has already passed without any answer from the 27-year-old forward.

The France worldwide opted to stay at Atletico past year following a transfer ban, ending Manchester United's hopes of signing him.

"He's a player who brings a huge amount, he has a lot of years playing at the highest level, always fighting".

"He is not coming to take the place of anyone, but with the ambition of winning important things".

Griezmann has enjoyed yet another world class season, seeing him make 41 goals contributions from 46 games across all competitions, with the Frenchman given the opportunity to help his side to their third ever Europa League title. He leads Atletico's attack, which is fundamental [in showing his quality].

Atlético Madrid: Suárez hints Griezmann move to Barcelona is a done deal