Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has confirmed that he likes Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann and admitted that he is one of the world’s best players.

Griezmann, who has been strongly linked with away a move away from Wanda Metropolitano, has a £89m release clause in his contract.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has confirmed that he likes Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann and admitted that he is one of the world’s best players.
The France international, who almost joined Manchester United last summer, has eventually been linked with Barcelona throughout the campaign.

The former Real Sociedad star has scored a brace in the Europa League final against Marseille last week.

And Messi, who has a big influence in Barcelona transfer plans, has made it clear that he would be delighted to line up alongside Griezmann.

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“It’s obvious that I like him,” Messi told RAC1 on Sunday.

“He’s one of the best players in the world right now.”

“I don’t know if there’s any real interest, but we’re delighted if the best players come and Griezmann is one of the best.”

Griezmann has scored 29 goals and 13 assists in all competitions for Los Rojiblancos this season.

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