Barcelona Transfer News: Antoine Griezmann reportedly wants to stay at Atletico Madrid
Barcelona have reportedly taken a significant step toward acquiring the signature of Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann after it emerged they’ve reached a “principle of agreement” with their target.
Antoine Griezmann has been heavily linked to Barcelona once again after his side, Atletico Madrid crashed out of UEFA Champions League in a disappointing fashion.
Despite signing a new contract that keeps him at the Spanish capital until 2023, the rumors were in full swing as it was reported that the Frenchman was tired of Atletico’s uninspiring performances at the biggest of stage.
Atletico president Enrique Cerezo recently spoke to Madrid-based daily Marca and said he’s assured Griezmann will stay at the club
“We have put in a lot of effort to keep him and to keep all the players. The problem Griezmann has had is that a series of news stories about other important European clubs wanting him has not benefited him.
“Griezmann is and will be an Atletico player. He is an important player and at an important club and he wants to win titles with Atletico.”
Many United supporters might still look forward to the idea of seeing Griezmann feature in their colours alongside international team-mate Paul Pogba, with whom he is known to be great friends:
As per reports coming out of Spain, the World Cup winner is fed up of all the transfer speculation that have been on the rise. It is believed that the star striker has let his intentions known to Diego Simeone and the board as well.
Antoine Griezmann has no intentions of parting ways with Atletico Madrid and leaving Wanada Metropolitano next summer.