He's linked with the club for one more year and the buyout clause goes up to 100 million euros
Atlético Madrid have announced the renewal of Antoine Griezmann's contract, one of their star players. The French forward signed until 2021 (1 more year than the previous contract), pushing up the buyout clause to reach 100 million Euros.
Griezmann is a key piece of Simeone's system: he was the team's top goalscorer in the 2 season he's played for the Madrid based team. As a reward for his performance, the most powerful teams in the world have taken interest in him, like PSG, Chelsea or Mancheter United.
The player's statements
"I'm very happy to stay in this family and to keep going with this project. I'm trying to improve every year and Atlético Madrid, Simeone and my teammates help me to do so."
"The club wants to keep going forward and we need to give it all to keep growing. Hopefully we continue like this and we can keep our progression going."
"My objective is always to do better than the previous season. And on the collective level we're also trying to do best than last year."
José Luis Pérez Caminero's statements, sporting director
"He is an excellent footballer, one of the best players there is in his position."
"He is a player for whom Simeone has a lot of consideration and affection, as well as his teammates and the fans."
"The club has a firm intention to keep the key players and Antoine is one of them."