Griezmann Commits Future To Atletico Madrid For As Long As Diego Simeone Stays
The 25-year-old French international was heavily linked with a move away from the Vicente Calderon this summer with French capital Paris being the likely destination, but a move failed to materialize.
Griezmann was touted to be the number one target for French champions Paris Saint-Germain, but the striker has stated that he will stay at the club for as long as boss Diego Simeone stays.
Griezmann recently signed a new contract with the club after a stellar Euro 2016 performance. The former Real Sociedad man has vowed to help the club grow and take them to their city-rival Real Madrid’s scale.
“The only doubt would be if Simeone leaves for PSG or wherever,” Griezmann said.
“I called him before extending my contract and he confirmed to me that he was staying. I can learn a lot from him.
“PSG are not my goal at the moment. I’m happy in Spain.
“I’m always proud to be popular with the fans. I try to smile and do my best. If they like it, it’s even better.”
The French international will want to win his first league title with the club for who he signed in 2014, just after their La Liga winning campaign.