Griezmann tells Atleti: I’m staying

Antoine Griezmann has told Atletico Madrid he will remain at the club next season but being whistled by fans may change his mind, say reports.

Reports led by Marca indicate the French forward informed Los Rojiblancos that he hoped to remain at the club ahead of Sunday’s league clash with Eibar, where he was whistled by a small minority of the club’s fans.

The 27-year-old has been strongly linked with a summer move to Barcelona, who could activate his €100m release clause, but Atleti still retain hope of retaining their star forward.

After Sunday’s match, Atletico’s final game of the campaign, Diego Simeone was at pains to point out that it was only 40 or 50 fans of a total of 60,000 who whistled.

Defender Diego Godin was seen to tell fans at the match that the forward had decided to remain for next season, but now the situation is once again up in the air.

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