Griezmann commits future to Atletico Madrid

Speaking on Sunday morning during the French television programme Telefoot, Griezmann said: "The ruling of the CAS has come through".

Now that Atletico can not register new players again until Jan 1, it is anticipated they would offer Griezmann a new contract.

Antoine Griezmann has announced that he will be staying at Atlético Madrid this season - putting an end to speculation linking the French forward with a move to Manchester United.

Griezmann, who arrived at the Vicente Calderon in 2014 from Real Sociedad, was widely expected to leave the Spanish outfit in the upcoming transfer window with a move to 20-time English champions Manchester United on the cards. "Together with my agent, Eric Olhats, we made a decision to stay". The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld an appeal against the ban, which sees the La Liga club unable to register players until January 2018.

Among his new options is Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, while he is also thought to be mulling over moves for Romelu Lukaku and Pierrer-Emerick Aubameyang.


After giving himself a 6/10 chance of joining United barely two weeks ago, Griezmann has now completed a full U-turn and decisively committed his future to Atletico.

Griezmann, who has a release clause in his contract set at €100 million (Dh414m), scored 26 goals in 53 appearances for Atletico this past season.

"It's been another good season and hopefully we can make some good signings in January".

"It's a tough moment for the club, for my teammates, and it would be a low blow to leave now".

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