Atletico Sign Lemar As Griezmann Extends Deal

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The French global confirmed he would stay in Madrid in a documentary on Movistar Plus, which was produced by Pique's investment company Kosmos. According to TV3 (h/t Coral Barry of Metro), the Blaugrana are "upset" with the defender as a result. "That said, we are sorry and we regret that the fans could have felt disappointed" by Griezmann's final decision and the way it was delivered, said Mestre.

France star Antoine Griezmann has signed a contract extension with Atletico Madrid through to 2023, the club announced on Monday.

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The Catalan giants reportedly hoped to attract Griezmann to Camp Nou in 2017 but he opted to stay then, citing Atletico's transfer ban and the club's inability to replace him as his reasoning to remain.

"We informed Atletico of our interest in an official way", said vice-president Jordi Mestre, per Ramiro Aldunate of Marca. "We want committed players who have decided they want to be a success here above anything else", he added.

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Inda said: "I've been told that Atletico are going to have to pay this amount, which in the current market isn't much, but for a normal person, it's savage". He confirmed the defender and his centre-back partner will be spoken to by the club.

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that the Red Devils were not interested in signing the France worldwide in the current transfer window despite being previously linked with a move to sign the 25-year-old.

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