Griezmann says club situation will be sorted before World Cup

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Barcelona really wants Antoine Griezmann, but will the Frenchman choose the Catalan side?

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We should have an answer this week, according to the Atletico de Madrid striker.

With France beginning World Cup play in exactly six days, Griezmann claims he will have his club situation sorted out before the tournament begins on June 14, as he and his national team don’t want any distractions in Russia.

“It is good that you are following [the situation],” Griezmann told reporters after the 1-1 draw. “There is still one more week [until the World Cup starts], but I think we will know during the week.”

Griezmann has been heavily linked to the Blaugrana since back in December, when Atleti reported Barcelona to FIFA for potential tampering charges against their star goalscorer.

Nothing ever came of those allegations, but Atletico has battled nonstop ever since in an attempt to keep the 27-year-old.

Griezmann has been in the Spanish capital since 2014, when he joined Atletico from Real Sociedad. In that time, Griezmann has scored 112 goals for Los Rojiblancos and helped the club to a UEFA Europa League title in 2017/18.