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Lionel Messi talks about his future at FC Barcelona and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 8th November, 2017

Sumedh Pande
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Today's stories feature the latest update on some of the major happenings in world football which may change the complexion of a few clubs. So, let's head right in and take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on November 8, 2017: 

La Liga 

Lionel Messi speaks about his future

Uncertainty about Messi's future at FC Barcelona is increasing with each passing day with the Argentine closing in on the final year of his contract. But, he has refused to be drawn in to talks about his future as he maintains that he is solely focused on his side's next game. 

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner said, "I don’t know what’s going to happen in the coming years or how I’m going to feel. I live from day to day. I am not focused on the future.”

This statement may come as a bit of a blow to the Catalans who seemed pretty confident that Messi would sign a new deal.

Atletico Madrid willing to let Antoine Griezmann leave 

In a surprising advancement in Antonie Griezmann's future, AS has claimed that Atletico Madrid have given the Frenchman the green light to leave next summer. The Colchoneros believe that speculations surrounding the Frenchman's future have prevented him from performing at the highest level with the 26-year-old scoring just two league goals this season. Manchester United are keen on signing the forward who has a €100 million release for a brief period in the summer. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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