Ronaldo will stay at Madrid and Griezmann at Atletico, says LaLiga president

Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen

Meanwhile, Griezmann's future at Atletico is uncertain, although the forward is set to announce whether he is staying at the LaLiga club in the coming days, amid Barcelona's interest.

However, the France global refused to go into details about that decision or reveal if he would be exiting Madrid in the current transfer window.

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has admitted that Frenchman Antoine Griezmann will be of great advantage for Barcelona if the club signs him this summer.

He said: "There's still a week to go [before the World Cup]".

Barcelona had hoped to sign the 27-year-old on July 1, when his release clause drops to €100 million, but Atletico have offered him an improved contract worth a reported €23m a year.

All eyes were on the French press conference in Russian Federation this Tuesday, in which Antoine Griezmann was expected by all in the footballing media to clarify his future.

"Today is not the day to talk about my future", he told reporters at the press conference before he began to answer any questions, only adding that, "Yes I have already made a decision about my future. I think we will find out this week".

'However, today is not the time, nor the place, to say what it is'.

They claim Atletico conducted a campaign to keep hold of Griezmann, including manager Diego Simeone, the players and staff.

And, speaking to TF1's Telefoot, Griezmann said the announcement will be made this week because France's opener is against Australia on June 16.

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