Report: Griezmann opts to stay at Atletico

Antoine Griezmann is likely to sign a new contract at Atletico Madrid and reject the opportunity to join Barcelona, according to reports.

The French forward is set to hold a press conference on Tuesday, which will primarily focus on the World Cup but which is likely to confirm his future.

A report from Canal+ in France states that the 27-year-old is likely to commit his future to Los Rojiblancos, where he will increase his salary and his status.

The recent triumph in the Europa League is said to have reinforced the idea that Atletico can challenge for both the Champions League and La Liga titles next season.

Griezmann confirmed after last month’s friendly against Italy that he will confirm his future decision ahead of this summer’s World Cup and it appears increasingly likely he will remain with Diego Simeone’s side.

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