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France striker Griezmann extends contract with Atletico to 2021


France striker Antoine Griezmann has extended his contract with Atletico Madrid by one more season, which will keep him at the club until 2021, the La Liga side said on Thursday.

The 25-year-old, who joined the club from Real Sociedad in 2014, has flourished under manager Diego Simeone, scoring more than 50 goals in his two seasons at the Vicente Calderon.

. AntoGriezmann renews until 2021 https://t.co/LBHOTIqHN3 | AntoGriezmann prolonge jusqu'en 2021 #Griezmann2021 pic.twitter.com/XVwDrQQk04

— Atleti English (@atletienglish) June 23, 2016

Griezmann also guided Atletico to their second Champions League final in three years, but missed on the prestigious trophy, both times to local rivals Real Madrid.

“I’m very satisfied, very happy to keep belonging to this family and this project,” the France international said on the club’s website.

“I want to improve every year, and the club, the coaches and my teammates can help me to reach this goal,”

. AntoGriezmann:"The club wants to keep the maximum level and this helps us all to continue growing" https://t.co/tf7EFmucNO #Griezmann2021

— Atleti English (atletienglish) June 23, 2016

Griezmann, who was heavily linked with a move away from the club, is currently part of France’s Euro 2016 squad and scored in his country’s 2-0 victory over Albania.


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