Diego Simeone Wants Griezmann To Delay Atletico Madrid Exit Till 2020

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann controls the ball during training.

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has signed an extension till 2020, and he now wants his star player Antoine Griezmann to stay till then as well.

Recent reports have suggested that Manchester United are ready to come back for Griezmann, and the Frenchman also wants to join Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

However, Diego Simeone intends to scupper the plans of Manchester United by trying to get Griezmann to stay at Atletico till 2020.

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Griezmann has seen his release clause brought down to €100 million again, after it was raised to €200 million during the transfer window by Atletico to fend off the interest around the player. Encouraged by the development, Manchester United have considered signing the player in January rather than waiting for next season.

However, according to Dan Balon, Simeone is adamant to not let go of Griezmann till he himself remains at the club. Atletico supporters have been elated with the the news of their favorite manager extending his stay in the Spanish capital, and they would only be happier if Simeone could keep Griezmann at the club as well.

Meanwhile, Manchester United remain hopeful of signing the France international, so as to bolster their squad even further. Mourinho feels that his team needs one more attacker, and the Portuguese wants to go back to his primary target after missing out on Gareth Bale and Ivan Perisic.

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Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.


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