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Since joining Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad back in 2014, Antoine Griezmann has been a key player for the team. He has given numerous impressive performances and has established himself as one of the best strikers in the World.
The 27 year old was a regular for La Liga giants last season, scoring 29 goals in all competitions. He helped his team to finish 2nd in the La Liga behind Barcelona and inspired them to win the Europa League back in May.
The Forward got a place in the France World Cup this summer and was instrumental in helping the Les Bleus to lift the trophy after 20 years.
However, his future was in doubt throughout the summer and was heavily linked with a move to rivals Barcelona. But he decided to snub the chance to join the Catalan giants and extended his contract with the Spanish side until 2023.
“I have decided to stay,” said the France International.
“They are doing everything they can to keep Atletico growing and so that they can play the Champions League final, hopefully at home [in 2019].
“They are making an effort to bring top players. This is going to make a difference.”
“I feel there are things to do with Atletico,” he added.
“If they [Atleti] buy good players we can win the Champions League here and enter the history of the club. Here, I would make history. At Barcelona, I would just be one more.
“The decision I make is taken with 100 per cent certainty, as I did at Real Sociedad or when I came here. I will not regret it.”
Griezmann has revealed that he is willing to move to America towards the end of his career if asked for. He also admitted he would move to Inter Miami if David Beckham wanted him to though it is not his only possible destination.
“If Beckham wants me in his club, then I’ll go,” he told L’Equipe . “I want to finish my career in the US. I don’t know yet if it’s going to be in Miami or Los Angeles.
“They are two great cities. I like the mentality and the show culture of the US.”