Griezmann ‘close’ to Atleti extension

A “happy” Antoine Griezmann has revealed that he is “close” to extending his contract with Atletico Madrid.

Griezmann scored his 32nd goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Celta Vigo as Atleti finished third in La Liga, and the club are keen to reward the Frenchman with improved terms, which currently expire in 2020, ahead of the Champions League final on May 28.

 “I’m fine at Atletico. I’m close to renewing my contract. We’re on the right path,” the forward, who is also seeking Euro 2016 glory with Les Bleus, told Canal+.

“I’m happy with everything that’s happened to me this season.

“I hope I can finish the season by winning the Champions League and then the European Championship. That’d make me very happy.

“[The CL final] will be a great match. It’ll be my first Champions League final and I hope to win it.

“I hope to lift the trophy and have a good game.”

AS also suggests that Atleti are planning to implement a €100m buyout clause in Griezmann’s new deal.

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