- Lionel Messi has been urged by Antoine Griezmann to stay at Barcelona
- The French striker stated that he wants to play with the Argentine this coming term
- Manchester City and Inter Milan have been linked with Lionel Messi
French international Antoine Griezmann who currently plays for Spanish side Barcelona has explained that he wants his teammate Lionel Messi to remain at the club.
For more than a week now, the future of Lionel Messi at Barcelona has been the major discussions among football pundits, fans and lovers of the game.
Lionel Messi was disappointed with the club's embarrassing defeat in the Champions League against Bayern Munich who taught the Catalans a good football lesson.
The Argentine then handed the club's chiefs a transfer request after the defeat against the German champions and has been linked with Manchester City.
Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi played together last season in the Spanish La Liga in which they failed to help Barcelona retain their topflight title.
While speaking with M6, Antoine Griezmann explained that he is currently waiting for a good news about Lionel Messi's future at Barcelona.
"We only hope that he stays. I am trying to stay focused on the national team and prepare well for the next two games.
"We have heard a little of everything but we don't know anything else about all this affair,'' he told M6 according to Goal.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Jorge who is the father and agent of football legend Lionel Messi has reportedly confirmed that his star son will remain at Barcelona until the end of the 2020/21 League season in Europe.
This latest development will be a great one for all Barcelona fans considering how their minds have been troubled when Lionel Messi handed the Catalans a transfer request.
Lionel Messi did that after the club's defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League losing 8-2 which sent them out of the competition.
Defeat against Bayern Munich remains Barcelona's heaviest loss ever in history and it caused trouble at the Camp Nou.
Manager Setien was kicked out by Barcelona chiefs who were angry with the result against Bayern Munich and hired Ronald Koeman.
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