Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid forward agrees contract extension

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann has extended his contract by a year, with his new deal expiring in 2022.

The 26-year-old France forward had been heavily linked with Manchester United but agreed to stay at Atletico after the club had a transfer ban upheld.

"The first thing I want to do is apologise to people who misunderstood my statements," Griezmann said.

"Since I have arrived I have given everything for my club, my colleagues and my coaching staff."

He added he was "very happy" to have added another 12 months to his contract.

Atletico were banned in July 2016 from registering players for two transfer windows for breaching Fifa rules over the signing of minors, and cannot buy players until January.

More to follow.


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