Griezmann to decide future before World Cup

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Griezmann was close to closing a move to Barça after months of talks once his release clause dropped to 100 million euros on July 1.

Antoine Griezmann says he has made a decision on his future but refused to clarify where he will play next season when he spoke to reporters at France's World Cup camp in Russian Federation on Tuesday.

Antoine Griezmann intends to clear up his future before the World Cup begins, saying after France's draw with the United States on Saturday that he will reveal all this week.

"I'm sorry for the wait, but today is not the day".

Should he make the switch, Griezmann would add further star power to an attack that already includes Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. I have made my choice.

"It's not the time or the place".

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France coach Didier Deschamps prohibits players from undergoing negotiations during tournaments, pushing Griezmann towards making a decision.

He made his France debut in 2016 and has scored three goals in 12 global games.

The turning point has been the differences within his family over the final decision, with some keen for him to remain in Madrid and others backing a move to Barcelona.

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Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC.

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