ABC recently reported that Griezmann was ready to stay at the Wanda Metropolitano despite Barcelona's interest (h/t Jorge Garcia of AS).
"With the good players it is easy to understand each other", Messi said.
The France global is available for €100 million (£88m) due to a release clause in his deal with Atletico, and Barcelona are at the front of the queue to sign the striker. "He is going through an exceptional time in his career".
"Playing for Atletico Madrid would be better for him because his team-mates are looking for him constantly, if he goes to Barcelona, players look first for Messi". We want to be the best team in the world, and to do that we want the best players. Adding another expensive forward into the mix could complicate matters further and leave at least one of that quintet unhappy about missing out.
Premier League clubs are back on alert about the possibility of landing Antoine Griezmann this summer after he seemingly got cold feet about a switch to Barcelona. Aside from increasing his buyout clause it would also see Griezmann recieve a huge pay rise, earning €23m per season.
The Barcelona striking force of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez want Juventus midfielder, Miralem Pjanic, to join their attack force at Camp Nou next season, according to reports from Spanish media outlet, Don Balon (h/t Express).