He'll be welcomed – Suarez hints Griezmann will join Barcelona

Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid
Richard Heathcote
The Atletico forward has been linked with a move to the La Liga champs and Suarez suggested the switch would happen

Barcelona star Luis Suarez strongly hinted that Antoine Griezmann would join the La Liga giants, saying the Atletico Madrid forward would be welcomed.

Griezmann, 27, has been linked with a move to Barcelona after enjoying another fine season with Atletico, scoring 27 goals in all competitions and helping his club reach the Europa League final.

Suarez strongly suggested the France international, who is contracted until mid-2022, would be making the move to Camp Nou.

"It makes the club proud to bring players of this quality like Antoine, like [Ousmane] Dembele and [Philippe] Coutinho came," he told Radio Rincon .

"He's a player who brings a huge amount, he has a lot of years playing at the highest level, always fighting. He rules up front for Atletico and that is fundamental.

"He is not coming to take the place of anyone, but with the ambition of winning important things.

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"He will be welcomed."

Barcelona have enjoyed a fine 2017-18 campaign, winning La Liga and the Copa del Rey. They face Real Madrid on Sunday in the Clasico, looking to maintain their undefeated league campaign.