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Antoine Griezmann signs a new long term contract with Atletico Madrid

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Antoine Griezmann recently signed a new deal with Atletico that will keep him in Spain till 2022 and seemingly ending all the reports suggesting of move away from the Spain.

He was heavily linked with the Europa league winners Manchester United recently. Manchester United were in a pole position to sign the French forward in the pre-season and it was stated that Griezmann was very close to joining United but he decided to stay at Atletico.

Release clause in his contract has although remained same at £88 Million but there has been an increase in his salary to huge £12.3 million a season, confirmed by the club President Enrique Cerezo.

This means United does not have to spend more to acquire his services if they decide to re-enter the race for the 26 year old forward.

It is believed that, the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to uphold a transfer ban on Atletico on signing minor players has prevented them from registering new players till 2018 , have played a big part in Griezmann decision to stay at Atletico whom he joined in 2014 for €30 million.