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Towards the end of the season he implied that he was open to trying something new in his career, with Manchester United reported to have approached and tempted him to play in the Premier League.
Soon after that, Atletico Madrid found out that the transfer ban imposed on them earlier in the season would stand, their appeal was denied.
Same day, Antoine Griezmann took to social media to express his commitment to the Rojiblancos, putting an end to all speculation regarding a move away from them this summer.
I have stayed mainly because of the transfer ban. Atletico needed me now more than ever and I felt I had to stay. It would be dirty to leave
the Frenchman told FourFourTwo.
I wouldn’t have been myself, or the person that I feel I am today, if I had left this club in that way
Griezmann said, before expressing his gratitude to Diego Simeone for everything he’s learned form him.
He is the best there is. He’s taught me so much. I’m so thankful to him for making me an important player in this team, and for everything I have learned under him. It’s nice that he thinks about me as the complete player
the France international said. As for the future…
To be honest, I don’t know. I’m going to be playing for Atletico next season and after that we’ll see. All I am thinking about now is Atletico Madrid. I think it’s absurd to talk about something that is more than a year away
Griezmann said. Under his new deal, he is tied to the Madrid club until the summer of 2019.