He has since signed a new deal with the club, which should see him remain until 2023, while his global teammate has extended until 2024.
Manchester United were thought to be on the verge of signing Griezmann from Atletico last summer after the French star dropped relentless hints about an imminent switch to the Red Devils.
Atlético have announced on their website that Lemar "will join pending the relevant medical check-up and formalisation of the definitive transfer agreement with Monaco". The French global confirmed he would stay in Madrid in a documentary on Movistar Plus, which was produced by Pique's investment company Kosmos. Since then, the Spaniard has been forced to defend himself, claiming he had no involvement in Griezmann's decision other than to suggest it be filmed. "But we feel bad for the supporters who felt disappointed with the way it happened and the way the final resolution came out".
"I am convinced that together we will do great things", Griezmann said on Tuesday.
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"We will speak internally with Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti after they return from the World Cup", he added.
Griezmann drew criticism from both Barcelona and Atletico fans for revealing his decision in an hour-long documentary broadcast on Spanish TV station Movistar. We want players who are committed to Barca and who want to succeed here.
"We will decide whether or not to file a complaint against Barcelona for having negotiated with Griezmann", Atleti chief executive office Miguel Angel Gil Marin told Spanish publication Ser Deportivos.