Antoine Griezmann confirms Atletico stay


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Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has confirmed he will stay at the club this summer after their transfer ban was upheld.

The France international has been linked with a move to Manchester United for the last 12 months but he hinted at staying last week.

Following intense speculation, the former Real Sociedad star tweeted: “Now more than ever” #atleti #alltogether.”

The tweet seemed to confirm his decision to stay with the Spanish giants and he has now revealed his plans for the future.

Griezmann believes it would be dirty to leave the club, after their transfer appeal was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The 26-year-old told French Telefoot: “The ruling of the CAS has come through.

Atletico cannot recruit. With my sporting advisor, Eric Olhats, we decided to stay. “It’s a hard time for the club.

It would be a dirty move to leave now. We talked to the leaders and we will be back for next season.”

He had originally hinted at a move to Old Trafford but that deal may now need to wait until January.

Atletico’s ban runs out on January 1 2018 but Griezmann is expected to be offered a new contract.

For now he will focus on his club’s La Liga campaign as well as the World Cup with France next summer.

Les Blues reached the final of Euro 2016 and they are priced at 8.00 to win the tournament in Russia next summer.

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