NEWS
Tuesday April 2 2019
Atletico Madrid president: Antoine Griezmann 1000 percent staying

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo believes the club’s star attacking player Antoine Griezmann is “1,000 percent staying”.

The Atleti supremo believes the 28-year-old has no intentions of leaving the club having penned a new long-term contract last summer and rejecting interesting from Barcelona.

A report in El Mundo Deportivo last week outlined how Griezmann’s ‘proven quality and fixed price of €120m’ – relating to the forward’s release clause – is why the Blaugrana are interested in a summer deal.

“There is no chance that Griezmann leaves us in the summer,” Cerezo told Spanish TV show 'El Rondo'.

“He is staying here, 1,000 percent.”

The Frenchman does have a release clause in his new contract, that drops from €200m to €120m at the end of the current season, and that may tempt the current La Liga leaders to return with a second bid.

Griezmann has netted 18 goals this campaign for Diego Simeone’s side.

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