French forward Antoine Griezman has signed a new deal at Spanish side Atletico Madrid that which will keep him at the Spanish capital until 2021.
The striker, currently in his home country for the European Championships has been repeatedly linked with a move to England and this development may hurt a number of clubs.
He earlier stated his desire to stay on in Spain and has made good his assurance at adding another five years on the back of a season that saw him net seven goals as Atletico reached the Champions League final.
In his comment after signing, he said he is happy to stay on and tarhets improving even more and to score more goals to help the club.
“I’m very satisfied, very happy to keep belonging to this family and this project,” said the 25-year-old, a 2014 signing from Real Sociedad. “I want to improve every year, and the club, the coaches and my team-mates can help me to reach this goal.
“The club wants to keep the level as high as possible and we have to give everything to continue growing. I hope we can keep this way and continue with this progression.
“Personally I’d like to score more goals, have more time and matches to play, assist more… My goal is always to be better than the last season. At the collective level we are looking for doing better than the last year as well.
“It’s essential to continue keeping the important players, with the coach. We’re lucky to be in this club that wants to improve and reach the top and help us keep growing.”