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Antoine Griezmann names two 'dream signings' he'd make for Atletico Madrid

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Antoine Griezmann is probably at the top of a lot of team's wish lists if they were given a blank cheque book and allowed to sign any player in world football.

With 32 goals for Atletico Madrid last season and eight more already this campaign - as well as having claimed the title of Euro 2016's top goalscorer - the French forward is undoubtedly one of the biggest talents in the game right now.

But, which players would Griezmann himself love to see join him in Madrid if the above scenario was presented to his La Liga employers? Asked to pick one "dream signing", the 25-year-old couldn't pick between two of his teammates in the France national team.

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"I’d sign Alexandre Lacazette or (Paul) Pogba," Griezmann said when posed the question by Goal.com.

"I love how Alexandre plays and he’s a really good guy. The same for Paul – he’s a great player and a good mate.

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"I hope to play with one of the two one day."

To hear him list Pogba as one of his dream signings shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to those who have been paying close attention to Griezmann lately.

The two France stars are known to be good friends off the pitch and, only this week, the Atelti striker revealed he has been quizzing the world's most expensive player about what life is like at Manchester United.

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Lacazette, meanwhile, might raise a few more eyebrows.

Since breaking onto the scene at the turn of the decade, the Lyon striker has shown at times that he can be a prolific goalscorer - bagging 102 goals in 240 appearances for the Ligue 1 side - and has consistently been linked with big money moves, most notably to Arsenal.

However, even the most ardent Lyon supporters would most likely name a host of other world-class players before Lacazette if they were asked who they would most like to see in their team's starting XI.

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For Griezmann, though, he would seemingly prefer either of his French teammates over the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Gareth Bale.

To be fair, were Atletico Madrid ever to somehow acquire either Lacazette or Pogba then Griezmann's chances of beating the above trio to the La Liga title would be dramatically improved.

As things stand, the striker and his teammates occupy fourth spot in Spain, some six points off Real Madrid at the top of the table.

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