Barcelona needs Griezmann for Champions League - Messi

Lionel Messi would welcome the addition of Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona's ranks as the France forward prepares to reveal where he will plying his trade next season.

The Atletico Madrid ace has always been linked with a big-money move to Camp Nou and has resolved to clarify his club future this week. "And Griezmann is one of them", Messi told Sport.

"I'm in agreement that to get back to winning the Champions League we have to have the best players".

'If the club sign him, brilliant. I don't know if he's the priority.

Barcelona already boast a wealth of attacking options in Messi, Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho.

Alongside the French boss, Kylian Mbappe was unable to offer any clues on his worldwide teammate's future: "I know he will be on the plane to Russian Federation with us". "And he is very good!"

The Argentine, whose side were surprisingly dumped out of last season's competition at the quarter-final stage by Roma despite winning the first leg 4-1, added: "The truth is we would like to have won more Champions Leagues, above all in the last three years".

Messi, though, is adamant the season was a success. I'm just saying that to win the Champions League you need to have the best. "It's true that the Champions League excited everyone because of what it means to win it, but there's no need to take anything away from what we have done".

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