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Griezmann is staying in Spain, that much is clear - Deschamps

13 June 2018

Marca reported Atletico would pay between €70-80 million for the 22-year-old, and that he would sign for five years.

"Atletico de Madrid and AS Monaco has achieved a preliminary agreement over the transfer of Thomas Lemar to our club", read a statement released by Atletico on Tuesday night.

Griezmann worked actively to bring Lemar to Atletico and is excited to play with him, sources said before the agreement was announced.

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Lemar is now on worldwide duty with France at the World Cup, and will link up with his new team-mates after the tournament once the deal is officially confirmed.

Lemar is now in Russian Federation with the France national side, as they prepare to embark on their World Cup campaign.

Multiple people within Antoine Griezmann's inner circle say they want him to stay at Atletico Madrid rather than join Barcelona next season, sources close to the forward told ESPN FC's Julien Laurens. According to Canal + France (via Sport), Griezmann has called a press conference for Tuesday afternoon, and will announce that he is set to remain in the Spanish capital next season.

For the first time in his career, the former Real Sociedad man will lead the Les Bleus' line for the first time in Russian Federation, having been a bit-part player back in 2014. Griezmann, however, decided it wasn't the time to talk about his decision but he did at least admit that a decision has been made.

Griezmann is staying in Spain, that much is clear - Deschamps