Antoine Griezmann Whistled As Atletico Madrid Come Back To Draw With Levante

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has a message for Barcelona over Antoine Griezmann transfer

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has a message for Barcelona over Antoine Griezmann transfer

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has insisted that winning the Copa Del Rey title remains his main focus at the moment.

As Atletico Madrid's long-time servants Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann brought their glittering careers with the club to an end, teenager Sergio Camello showed Atletico can still enjoy a bright future as he helped them to snatch a 2-2 La Liga draw at Levante on Saturday.

"Griezmann is a player that is still at another club", the Barca coach said in a news conference ahead of his side's final league game of the season against Eibar on Sunday.

The France World Cup victor, who joined Atletico in 2014 and signed a new five-year deal last June, announced on Tuesday he would be leaving.

Antoine Griezmann has confirmed he will leave Atletico Madrid this summer in a farewell message to the club's supporters.

Despite scoring an impressive 133 goals in 256 appearances for Atletico Madrid, the deal to take him to the Nou Camp has attracted criticism.

In addition to this, the Frenchman's signing would also send a wrong signal to the youngsters, especially after Griezmann played "cat and mouse" with Barcelona in 2018.

Barca were reluctant to re-open talks at first due to the way he turned them down via a documentary past year, but the need to strengthen in attack has seen them change their mind following a long internal debate. "We will see what happens".

"Don't worry Barcelona, we're not going to buy Antoine Griezmann", Guardiola said.

"I don't know or care [who Griezmann's next team will be]".

Barcelona players might not be the only ones who don't want Griezmann to sign for the club. The club would rather sign Ajax captain Matthijs De Ligt to shore up the defence, with Frenkie De Jong already coming from the Eredivisie champions.

"I've learned not to judge the decisions of others".

"I am in contact with the sporting director and the technical director, but the season has not finished yet".

"The group think that it would be a bad lesson for younger players to sign someone who played cat and mouse with Barça".