“Griezmann is under contract and happy…”

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has played down suggestions star forward Antoine Griezmann will leave the club this summer.

The French forward has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona and was close to joining Manchester United last year, before signing a new deal with Los Rojiblancos.

“Griezmann has a contract and cannot sign with another team, these are facts,” Cerezo told reporters, as cited by Marca.

“He has not told me at all about wanting to move away so it would surprise me a lot of this was his desire.

“What is certain and what I can tell you is that he is under contract and this means no other sign can sign him without our permission, and it is a long contract.

“We should not be nervous about this, I believe he is happy and wants to continue to play for Atletico beyond this season.”

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