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Griezmann: Atlético president Cerezo adamant striker will stay

ATLÉTICO MADRID

Griezmann: Atlético president Cerezo adamant striker will stay

Griezmann: Atlético president Cerezo adamant striker will stay

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Atlético Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has rubbished reports that Antoine Griezmann has agreed to join Barcelona.

Antoine Griezmann has no interest in leaving Atlético Madrid, according to club president Enrique Cerezo, despite rumours suggesting the France international could join Barcelona next season.

Simeone ignores Griezmann speculation

Griezmann signed a new contract with Atlético in June that runs in the end of the 2021-22 campaign, but it has not stopped reports of his departure.

That speculation has intensified recently, with some outlets even suggesting the attacker has been house-hunting in Barcelona. 

Coach Diego Simeone ignored those claims after Sunday's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo in LaLiga, and Cerezo is adamant his prized asset will not be sold.

"Griezmann has a contract and cannot sign with another team, these are facts," said Cerezo.

'Griezmann is happy and wants to stay at Atleti'

"He has not told me at all about wanting to move away so it would surprise me a lot of this was his desire," Cerezo continued. 

"What is certain and what I can tell you is that he is under contract and this means no other sign can sign him without our permission, and it is a long contract.

"We should not be nervous about this, I believe he is happy and wants to continue to play for Atlético beyond this season."

Griezmann has scored 21 goals for Atlético in all competitions this season, including eight in his last five matches.

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