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Griezmann Remains Coy Over Barca Transfer Links

Antoine Griezmann Remains Coy Over FC Barcelona Transfer Links

By Keegan Kruger - May 17, 2018 09:42 AM @KeeganKruger

Fresh after scoring a brace in Atletico Madrid's 3-0 win over Marseille in the UEFA Europa League final, forward Antoine Griezmann did not want to touch too much on the rumours linking him with Spanish giants FC Barcelona.

Click through the gallery above to see pictures of Atletico Madrid celebrating after beating Marseille in the Europa League final.

The 27-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to the Blaugrana in recent months, despite being contracted to the Madrid club until 2022.

When asked about the transfer speculation after the final against Marseille, Griezmann made it clear he felt this was not the right time to talk about his Atletico future.

"Now is not the time to talk about my future," the Frenchman said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

"You have to enjoy winning the title and celebrate it with the fans.

"I insist, it is not the moment to talk about my future."

The France international did take the time, though, to pay tribute to his coach Diego Simeone and his fellow teammates on their achievement.

"It is true that Simeone has taught me a lot, made me a better player, made me be in the top three in the world and with him I have improved every game, every year," Griezmann added.

"I owe a lot to Diego Simeone for my progression as a footballer, but also to my teammates.

"The goal was to take advantage of the opponents' mistakes. It is our style, and we have achieved it."

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Griezmann's two goals on Wednesday took his tally for the season to 29, while he has also assisted a further 15 strikes in 48 appearances across all competitions for the Rojiblancos.

Do you think the French star is on his way out? Have your say in the comments section below.


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