Antoine Griezmann Signs Contract Extension With Atletico Madrid


Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann has committed his future to the club and extended his contract until 2021. The France international is being sort after by a host of Europe’s top clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea, but has decided to remain in the Spanish capital.

Griezmann said at the club’s official website that he was very happy to remain in the clubd which he calls a family. He said:

“I am very happy, very happy to stay in this family and in this project each year seek to improve and the club, the coach and my team-mates let me.

‘The club wants to keep on top and put everything in our power to continue growing hope we continue like this and we can continue this progression.”

On his aim for next season, he said: “On a personal level improve goals, minutes played, games played, assists. My goal is always to improve what has been done the previous season and also collectively seek to do better than the year past.”

Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero who also spoke on  club’s website said:

“I think it’s great news for everyone involved with Atletico because it’s about an excellent player, one of the best in his position, who has already proved his immense quality during his first two seasons with us, and he also has a huge margin for growth.

“He’s a player dearly loved and appreciated by our coach and by his team-mates, and admired by the fans, who I’m sure will be very happy today with this news.” 

The 25-year-old who was a regular scorer for previous club Real Sociedad, has developed into one of the game’s leading forwards since joining Atletico for £24 million in 2014.

He struck 25 goals in all competitions for Atletico in his first season at the club, and last term finished with 32 goals as Diego Simeone’s side reached the Champions League final and finished third in La Liga.