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Griezmann: My future will be announced this week

Griezmann: My future will be announced this week

ALEX MARTIN

EFE

Linked to Barcelona ahead of the World Cup, Antoine Griezmann said he was close to announcing his future.

Atlético Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann has confirmed that he will announce his future in the coming days.

Griezmann, 27, continues to be linked with a move to LaLiga champions Barcelona after another fine season at Atlético.

The forward has been expected to confirm his future before the World Cup and said on Saturday that was still the case.

"I think we will find out this week", says star after France draw

"It's good that you're taking an interest," Griezmann said after France's 1-1 friendly draw with the United States. "There's a week to go. I think we will find out this week."

Griezmann is contracted at Atlético - the club he joined in 2014 - until 2022, but Barcelona are reportedly prepared to trigger his 100-million-euro release clause.

Griezmann in action during France's 1-1 friendly stalemate with the USA on Saturday.

Deschamps has reportedly told Griezmann to clear up future

Reports on Saturday suggested France coach Didier Deschamps had told Griezmann and Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar to clarify their futures by the end of the week.

France begin their World Cup campaign against Australia on 16 June, before facing Peru (21 June) and Denmark (26 June).

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