Antoine Griezmann's Atletico Madrid-Barcelona 'Decision' to be revealed in TV special

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You'll all be sick of the comments they're making, about whether I'm going or staying, how much they offer me and how much they don't.

Atletico's top scorer each of the past three seasons, Griezmann, 27, wanted to end the speculation regarding his future before his France side faces Australia in its World Cup opener on Saturday.

The French attacker has been tempting and teasing this news for months but kept his promise when he said the news would come before the World Cup.

Eight years ago, National Basketball Association star James revealed he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers in an ESPN live show also titled "The Decision".

The method of Griezmann's announcement was widely mocked on social media as the show aired on Spanish station Movistar+ on Thursday.

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France star Griezmann has always been linked with a move away from Atleti, with Barca holding talks with the 27-year-old's representatives in the latter stages of the 2017-18 season.

"I'm so happy. I really appreciate the club's confidence in me", Gimenez said in a statement.

The France forward then said on Tuesday at a news conference that a decision had been reached but it "is not the time" to reveal what it was.

However, he has since been heavily linked with with a €100 million move to Spanish champions Barcelona, as they look to further tighten their grip on the La Liga title next season and make a better stab at the Champions League.

His decision to stay follows Atletico's acquisition of his global teammate Thomas Lemar.

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