Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Antoine Griezmann Issues Apology As He Signs New Atletico Madrid Deal

Antoine Griezmann has signed a new Atletico Madrid contract to end immediate speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.
The France international's new contract extends him until June 2022, one year longer than his previous deal and will reportedly make him the club's highest paid player.

Following Atletico’s transfer ban, confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last week, Griezmann has decided to commit to the Spanish side, penning a five-year deal which includes an £87 million release clause. 
"The first thing I want to do is to say sorry to the fans who have misunderstood my comments," said Griezmann via Atletico’s official website after the club announced the deal.

"I perhaps expressed myself badly or allowed people to make headlines where there were none, but since I came I have given my all for my club, my team-mates and coaches and I’m happy to go back to live one more season with all of you."
Confirming the details of the deal, Atletico president Enrique Cerezo added: "Yes, it’s one more year and the release clause will remain the same. 

"The issue of the money is a private one. We have maintained a confidentiality agreement with respect to the money.  

"I said many times that Griezmann would not leave. After months and months of reporting, time has proved me right."

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