Amid the speculations linking Griezmann to Barcelona, Messi might have given a hint his club would sign the Frenchman this summer. Messi who was rumoured to always have a say on who come and leaves the club, has publicly stated his admiration for the player who just led his club to Europa League glory.
Lionel Messi has heaped praise on Antoine Griezmann, ahead of the Atletico Madrid man’s proposed switch to the Nou Camp.
Griezmann looks to have played his final game for the Madrid club, with Barcelona heavy favourites to secure his signature this summer following the World Cup.
The France international will link up with the likes of Luis Suarez and Messi in Catalonia should he secure his move, and the Argentina maestro has already spoken in glowing terms about his prospective new team-mate.
‘It’s obvious that I like him. He’s one of the best right now,’ Messi told RAC1 following the season-ending fixture with Real Sociedad.
Messi remained coy on the potential signing of Griezmann, though admitted he is always keen to welcome the finest.