Diego Simeone gives Antoine Griezmann his blessing to join Barcelona after he inspires to Europa League final win over Marseille

Diego Simeone has given Antoine Griezmannthe green light to join Barcelona after the forward inspired Atletico Madrid to victory in the Europa League final.

Griezmann scored twice as the Spanish giants overcame Marseille 3-0 in Lyon on Wednesday night. 

Following the victory, Atletico boss Diego Simeone gave Griezmann his blessing to leave

After the final whistle Simeone, who had to watch the victory from the stands, admitted the forward could soon be on his way – but insisted his side would improve without their talisman.

'Antoine – if he stays we'll continue to grow and develop,' the Argentinian said.

'If he goes then great, he's given a lot to us over the years. Even without him we'll continue to grow.'

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