Pique: Griezmann is a great footballer, but it’s not my decision

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 20: Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Juventus at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on February 20, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Gerard Pique has expressed his admiration towards Antoine Griezmann amid speculations linking him to Barcelona, but hinted a move to the Camp Nou isn’t his decision.

Barcelona achieved a good result away at Old Trafford on Wednesday, largely due to the composed brilliance of Pique who helped secure a clean sheet in the game.

But despite their excellent performance with the club in the hunt for a treble, the Catalan club are looking at ways they can improve their squad.

MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 06: Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Group A match of the UEFA Champions League between Club Atletico de Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on November 6, 2018, in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

“Griezmann is a great footballer, but it’s not my decision to make,” Pique explained at a press conference unveiling Andorra’s new sponsor, Morabanc.

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“Any signing that comes will simply serve to add more to the squad. ”

Diego Costa’s eight-match ban has raised a lot of discussions this week, yet the Barcelona defender was coy on the decision that was taken considering his own poor disciplinary issues with officials.

MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 24: Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid and Samuel Umtiti of Barcelona argue as Gerard Pique of Barcelona and referee Jesus Gil Manzano intervene during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano on November 24, 2018, in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

“They banned me for four games for saying the same thing,” Pique admitted via Marca.

“Although, it seems as though he also grabbed the referee’s arm.”