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Atlético ace Griezmann is "a gift" at €100m, says Dugarry

Christophe Dugarry feels parting with 100 million euros would prove money well spent to secure the services of Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann.

Atlético ace Griezmann is "a gift" at €100m, says Dugarry
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Signing Antoine Griezmann for his reported release clause of €100 million would be "a gift", according to former France international Christophe Dugarry. Atlético de Madrid star Griezmann has been heavily linked with Barcelona this season, while Manchester United are also believed to a long-term suitor of the forward.

Griezmann with the France squad yesterday
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Griezmann with the France squad yesterdayGERARD JULIENAFP

Griezmann needs to make decision on future now

The 27-year-old is under contract at the Wanda Metropolitano until 2022, but it remains to be seen if Diego Simeone's side can keep hold of their prized asset. And while €100m remains a considerable sum, ex-Bordeaux, AC Milan, Barcelona and Birmingham City star Dugarry knows it would be money well spent.  

"[Griezmann] has offers on the table," Dugarry told RMC.  "His release clause is €100m and it's up to him to decide. He should do so before the World Cup, that would be the ideal situation. It's a mountain of money, but for Griezmann it's a gift. All the clubs in the world want him, so it's up to him to decide."

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Griezmann helped Atleti beat another of Dugarry's former sides, Olympique de Marseille, in the Europa League final this month, and is now preparing for the World Cup with Didier Deschamps' national team, who face Australia, Denmark and Peru in Group C of the finals in Russia.