Lemar set to join Atletico Madrid from Monaco

Thomas Lemar

France are one of the favourites for World Cup glory

Griezmann, a target for Manchester United a year ago, has been linked with a move to Barcelona after a successful season that saw him score 29 goals in 49 games and pick up the Europa League title.

Didier Deschamps left many top stars out of his World Cup squad but kept faith with Lemar, who scored recently for France in a win over Colombia and bagged a brace previous year against the Dutch.

Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann confirmed he would announce his future in the coming days.

With ongoing speculation linking him with Barcelona, Griezmann had said he would confirm his position before France's World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday.

And thanks to Griezmann's breaking his plan to declare his club future before the World Cup, we seemingly won't have clarity until at least July 1.

Seeing how things have come full circle for Griezmann is just handsome and we're eager to see how he performs on the grandest stage of them all, especially considering how electric he was two years back.

Thomas Lemar
Unai Emery is eager to boost his squad for next season. Pic David Price Arsenal FC via Getty Images

However, Griezmann disappointed plenty of football fans by saying: "I am very sorry, but today I am not going to give my decision".

Lemar scored three goals and provided 10 assists this past season.

"I know there's a lot of expectation, I know many were waiting for it, but today is not the day (to speak about my future)".

He then went on to say that he would not be revealing what that decision was, as the time was inappropriate.

However, those figures will return to the previous numbers next month.

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