Griezmann irritated at Barca stars?


Antoine Griezmann is said to be irritated with a number of FC Barcelona players, including two of the club's longest-serving stars Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi, due to their reactions on the departing Atletico Madrid star's links with the Blaugrana.

Griezmann, 28, announced his decision to leave Los Rojiblancos at the end of the 2018/19 season, following a five-year spell with the LaLiga outfit, during which he won a Spanish Super Cup, the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.

Despite being heavily tipped to join Barcelona, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner is yet to make any revelation on his future since announcing his exit from Diego Simeone's side.

During a press conference prior to the 2019 Copa del Rey final between Barca and Valencia last weekend, Messi and Pique were asked about the possibility of Griezmann joining their club, but the duo refused to discuss the Frenchman.

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It is believed that Messi and Pique's reluctance to comment on the former Real Sociedad star's potential switch to the Camp Nou stems from Griezmann snubbing a move to the Catalan giants last season.

According to Sport, the former Atletico Madrid star is reportedly confused and irritated by the abovementioned pair's coy response when they were asked about him.

Last week, Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez warned his former team on the acquisition of Griezmann, while it has also been reported that a number of key figures in the Barca dressing room are against the idea of the Frenchman joining the club.