Speculation about the future of Antoine Griezmann has also been widely discussed in the transfer market this summer. There are those who claim the French player will leave Camp Nou, because he has doubts about the opportunity to play in Barcelona’s first team next season.
Apart from that there are several other factors, such as the club’s internal conflicts which also ultimately made Lionel Messi almost leave the club.
Since being brought in from Atletico Madrid in the summer of last year, Griezmann has not shown his best performance either. Maybe because the player’s position was not in accordance with his position at Atletico Madrid first.
No wonder, the news of the former Real Sociedad’s departure from Barcelona continues to strengthen. In fact, he was linked with the English Premier League giants, Liverpool and Manchester United.
In addition, Griezmann has also been linked with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain and his former club, Atletico Madrid.
However, when asked about rumors of his future which continue to be discussed in the Spanish media, Griezmann only said that he had no intention of leaving the Camp Nou or probably they don’t have that plan yet.
“Is my future in Barcelona? Yes. I don’t know why people make up goals just to see if one day they might be right,” Griezmann was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.
Furthermore, the 28-year-old striker admits there is no problem at all with him and Barcelona. Maybe indeed the inaugural season looks difficult, but Griezmann feels quite optimistic about his second season.
“I feel very good there [Barca]. I know that I have the trust of the club and the coach, so I feel good. We have just closed a very complicated season, but now we all want to start again,” he said.
According to the news, Griezmann has met directly with Barcelona’s new coach, Ronald Koeman. There, the tactician convinced the French players to stay at the Camp Nou next season.
But it seems that he will still play in the same position, because Lionel Messi is certain to also stay at the club.