Antoine Griezmann Finally Makes Decision On His Future

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The forward's attentions will now switch to France's World Cup campaign, with the striker set to spearhead Didier Deschamps' attack in Russian Federation.

After a whole lot of speculation and palaver, Antoine Griezmann has officially announced where he will be playing with his football.

Earlier this week, Atletico announced a deal in principle to sign Griezmann's France worldwide teammate Thomas Lemar from Monaco for a reported €60 million transfer fee as part of an effort to persuade him to remain at the club.

Griezmann has been linked with a £100m move to Barcelona for several months and a deal had looked as good as done.

"They are making an effort to bring top players".

His "decision" behind him, Griezmann can now focus on the World Cup with France.

"Another way to see the footballer's life and his doubts to make the most important decision of his career", Pique wrote on Twitter.

Eventually, Atletico snapped. A furious statement released by the club said "enough is enough" and condemned Barca's "inappropriate conduct" in their attempts to sign Griezmann.

The La Liga giants agreed a fee with Monaco to sign Griezmann's worldwide team-mate Thomas Lemar.

Griezmann announced on Spanish television on Thursday that he would be staying at Atletico next season amid heavy interest from La Liga champions Barcelona.

Griezmann called a press conference Tuesday, which many thought would be the end of his months-long decision.

"And they have lost precious time waiting for today's decision/film/thingy".

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