La Decision: Antoine Griezmann Finally Announces He Is Staying With Atletico Madrid


I have chose to stay.

That led to Atletico releasing a scathing statement declaring they were "sick of Barcelona's attitude" in the lead- up to the Europa League final in Lyon, which was widely expected to be the player's last big game for Atletico.

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Antoine Griezmann has confirmed that he will stay at Atletico Madrid after announcing his decision at the end of a television documentary.

He later tweeted "my fans, my team, my home". Am I staying? How much they will pay me?

Griezmann, 27, joined Atletico in July 2014 from Real Sociedad and has finished top scorer with the Madrid side in each season he has been at the club.

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Griezmann's decision is a further boost for Atletico, who announced earlier this week that they had reached a preliminary agreement to sign Monaco forward Thomas Lemar.

"Many calls come to my sister [and representative Maud Griezmann], but now [April 20] I'm not sure".

"If they [Atleti] buy good players we can win the Champions League here and enter the history of the club". At Barcelona, I would just be one more. "I will not regret it".

He is now with the France squad, preparing for the World Cup, as Les Bleus kick off their campaign against Australia on June 16th.

The 27-year-old, who now has a €100m release clause, has had persistent speculation over a potential move away from the Wanda Metropolitano with Barcelona thought to be the main interested party.