Griezmann and Atletico: A match made in heaven

Lynette Rowe
June 21, 2018

Barcelona star Gerard Pique has landed himself in hot water with the club's managers over his involvement in a documentary which saw Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann announce his decision to snub the Catalan giant.

Griezmann's current deal was due to expire in 2022 and he has therefore extended for an additional season.

Griezmann, previously also linked with a switch to the Premier League by joining Manchester United, had been widely expected to sign for LaLiga champions Barca ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, though. Griezmann's previous contract ran through 2022.

The France global announced last week he would announce his future on a televised documentary, during which he said had chose to stay at Atletico Madrid.

Griezmann has signed a contract extension to keep him at the club until 2023 and Hernandez will stay at the Wanda Metropolitano until 2024.

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Thomas Lemar has now agreed to personal terms with the Liga club.

Thomas Lemar has also signed on Atletico secured his transfer from Monaco.

Griezmann scored in France's 2-1 World Cup win over Australia, while Hernandez played 90 minutes and Lemar was on the bench.

He has since signed a new deal with the club, which should see him remain until 2023, while his worldwide teammate has extended until 2024.

However, the 22-year-old looks set to join the Europa League winners in a deal reportedly worth £62.2million, pending a medical and finalising a formal agreement with Monaco. Hernandez has discussed Griezmann's decision to remain at Atletico and has revealed that the decision was made a month ago.

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