Gerard Pique: Antoine Griezmann a great player but…

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has stated Antoine Griezmann “is a great footballer”, but whether his club should sign him “is not my decision.”

Pique’s company organised the Atletico Madrid forward’s ‘The Decision’ last year, when the Frenchman announced he would pen a new Atleti deal rather than join the Catalan club.

“Griezmann is a great footballer, but it (a possible transfer) is not a decision that relates to me,” Pique told reporters, as cited by Marca.

“Barcelona always want to sign the best players but player signings are nothing to do with me.

“Diego Costa’s ban? Well, I also got banned for four games for saying the same thing and he has also grabbed the referee’s arm, so those are the league’s rules.

“Barcelona’s form? We are showing good form and obtaining strong results at an important time of the season, so we must continue on this path.”

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