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Hands off Antoine Griezmann: Frenchman signs new five year deal with Atletico

The 25-year-old has added another year to his deal to stave off interest from other clubs

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Antoine Griezmann has renewed his contract with Atletico Madrid until 2021 with the 25-year-old adding one more year to his previous deal.

Currently doing his best to bring France to Euro glory, Griezmann's rise at Atletico Madrid has been nothing short of sensational having got off to a sluggish start in his first six months. He has since scored 25 and 32 goals in consecutive seasons and says he wants to score more. Look out, world!

The club announced the news via their website and Griezmann had plenty to say about his new deal and where he wants to go from here:

"I'm very satisfied, very happy to keep belonging to this family and this project. I want to improve every year, and the club, the coaches and my teammates can help me to reach this goal," he said.

"the club wants to keep the level as high as possible and we have to give everything to continue growing. I hope we can keep this way and continue with this progression, Griezmann continued.

"Personally I'd like to score more goals, have more time and matches to play, assist more... My goal is always to be better than the last season. At the collective level we are looking for doing better than the last year as well"

Photo courtesy of Atletico Madrid

José Luis Pérez Caminero says: "I think it's a fantastic news for all the Atléticos because it's about an excellent player, one of the best footballers in that position, who has already proved his magnificent quality during his two first seasons with us, and he also has a huge margin for growth.

"He's very beloved and appreciated by our coach and his teammates, and admired by the fans, who will surely feeling very happy today with this announcement. The club has a solid intention of keeping all the key players and Antoine is one of them, so we must congratulate ourselves for this renewal".