Antoine Griezmann has reportedly ended speculation about his future by agreeing a new contract with Atletico Madrid.
According to AS, “the Griezmann soap opera is over” after “two weeks of contradictory statements” as the Frenchman has accepted Atleti’s offer of an improved contract from three weeks ago.
His decision to commit comes just two days after Los Colcohoneros’ summer transfer ban was maintained by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The attacker’s release clause of €100m continues to stand, although AS claims him staying will help Atleti push through deals for several of their targets, with Diego Costa, Vitolo and Sandro Ramirez “very close to giving OKs” for January transfers.
Manchester United appeared to be leading the race for Griezmann, but reports in the English Press suggest they have since prioritised the signing of a new striker.
The newspaper concludes that Atleti’s next objective is to tie down Fernando Torres to a new deal.