Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has declined to comment on his future today despite previously suggesting he was close to making an announcement.
The France international is currently preparing for the World Cup following months of transfer gossip and speculation over his situation ahead of next season.
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Griezmann has been linked with Barcelona, though Don Balon recently claimed Manchester United were still in for him as he was advised against a move to the Nou Camp.
As noted by the Daily Mirror, the 27-year-old has an £88million release clause at Atletico that understandably makes him hot property on the market this summer.
Antoine Griezmann in today’s France press conference on his future: “I am truly sorry. I know there is a lot of expectation but I will not be announcing my decision today.”
— Get French Football (@GFFN) June 12, 2018
Fans of all clubs involved will no doubt want to know something soon, but it seems he’s teasing everyone by keeping them waiting, telling a press conference today, as quoted by Get French Football News on Twitter, that he doesn’t currently have any update or announcement to make over his future.
This is despite him being quoted just a few days ago by Goal as saying: ‘It’s good that you’re taking an interest. There’s a week to go. I think we will find out this week.’
Unsurprisingly, this has provoked quite a reaction from fans on Twitter…
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA this fuckin’ guy, man. what a troll. love him. #EasyGriezy https://t.co/awnrTXZ80u
— Muhammad Butt (@muhammadbutt) June 12, 2018
— Hok (@HokCherokee) June 12, 2018
Griezmann seems like a right attention seeker, he knew full well everyone wanted to know which club he’ll be at next season and he was expected to announce it today but instead calls a press conference to say he’s not going to answer that yet ??
— Kyle Ray ?? (@KyleRayManUtd) June 12, 2018
Griezmann: “I am truly sorry. I know there is a lot of expectation but I will not be announcing my decision today.” ??? pic.twitter.com/lgXbt094z8
— Man Utd Updates (@utds_updates) June 12, 2018
Griezmann Banter Level ? pic.twitter.com/8rCObuhbNL
— Mike (@UtdExcellence) June 12, 2018
Griezmann what a troll. Handing out Ls to everyone smh
— BarçaNation ?? (@FCBNation93) June 12, 2018
Griezmann, world class troll.
— Fer Montantes (@jofer_ms) June 12, 2018