- Antoine Griezmann has been linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid
- He insists he will make any decision on his future before heading to World Cup
- Manchester United and Barcelona are two potential suitors for the France striker
- Griezmann says he ‘wants to go to Russia with a clear head’ after last year’s saga
Last summer saw an ongoing saga before Griezmann eventually signed a new deal with Atletico in June, but the striker does not want a repeat of that this year.
Antoine Griezmann is currently on international duty with France ahead of two friendlies
The Atletico Madrid man insists he will sort his future out before heading to the World Cup
‘My future will be decided before the World Cup,’ he told L’Equipe. ‘I want to go to Russia with a clear head. I think that’s what everyone wants.
‘It’s not a question of knowing where I’ll play, which can also be boring, but rather the fact of receiving calls at a delicate time.
‘I told my sister that I’d make my decision about staying in Madrid before leaving for Russia.
‘After my statements last summer, it was hard to only think about football. My red card against Girona then made things worse.’
Griezmann has long since been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United
Griezmann says the arrival of Diego Costa at Atletico has made things easier for him
The arrival of Diego Costa could well have made things more difficult for Griezmann at the Wanda Metropolitano, but he insists that is not the case.
Indeed, Griezmann has heaped praise on the former Chelsea man for making things easier for him in La Liga.
‘Only in the national team did I feel comfortable, but Diego Costa gave me a helping hand,’ he continued.
‘The Coach gave me more freedom after he came in, taking away many of my responsibilities.’
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