Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has admitted he is in the dark over the future of in-demand forward Antoine Griezmann.
The France forward is expected to leave the Wanda Metropolitano at the end of the season – and it’s believed the player has a straight choice between Barcelona or Manchester United with the two clubs both willing to meet his €100million exit clause.
Slovenian shot-stopper Oblak is another player in demand, with the likes of PSG reportedly plotting a move for him next summer, and speaking as he won Marca’s Goalkeeper of the 2016/17 season award on Monday, the 26-year-old was questioned about the future of his teammate.
“In the future with Griezmann, nobody knows,” Oblak said.
“For now, he is totally committed to use and we see this in matches and training, he is a huge part of this team.
“We want to be fighting for the title at the end of the season and right now we are taking things one game at a time but we are in a much stronger position now than a month ago.”
PSG sporting director Antero Henrique has taken aim at Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, saying perceived attempts to unsettle Neymar have only managed to serve another purpose: unsettling Cristiano Ronaldo.
Portuguese chief Henrique has opened up a potential war of words between the two big-spenders, who face off in the Champions League last 16.
Brazilian superstar Neymar only joined PSG for a world record transfer fee (£200million) in the summer, but has already been linked with a return to Spain amid suggestions of problems settling into life in the French capital.
Neymar had a very public falling out with Edinson Cavani earlier in the season, while reports continue that he doesn’t see eye-to-eye with coach Unai Emery – despite playing a direct hand in 30 goals (17 goals, 13 assists) in just 19 matches.
Neymar snapped at reporters when asked about interest from Madrid after a 7-1 win over Celtic in the Champions League, declaring: “For f*** sake, have you got nothing else to talk about?”