Lionel Messi has confessed that he wants Barcelona to sign Antoine Griezmann. “It delights us when the best players come here and he’s one of them.”
Griezmann has been heavily linked with Barca in recent weeks, and having fired Atleti to both second place in La Liga and Europa League glory, Messi believes the Frenchman has earned his Blaugrana stripes.
“It’s obvious that I like Griezmann, he’s one of the best players in the world right now,” he told reporters.
“I don’t know if there’s any [substance], but it delights us when the best players come here and Griezmann is one of them.”
The No 10 then looked back on the Catalans’ campaign, which yielded a domestic double but also elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Roma.
“It’s been a very good season, we’ve won the League and Cup again, although the disappointment of going out of the Champions League remains because we lost and had an important advantage, but the season went well beyond that,” he concluded.