How Messi stopped Griezmann move to Barcelona

Antoine Griezmann has revealed the idea of being second string to Lionel Messi played a part in him not moving to Barcelona .

The France star was the subject of a very public bid from the Nou Camp side in the summer, who desperately wanted to recruit the World Cup winner.

Barcelona met the 27-year-old’s £88million buyout clause and a decision rested solely on the striker’s shoulders.

Griezmann eventually made his choice by releasing a video called “La Decision”, in which he revealed he would be staying at Atletico Madrid.

The Frenchman has now opened up more on his reasons for turning Barcelona down, and revealed the role Messi played…

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