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Written by Chineze Ogugua

Antoine Griezmann has signed a new Atletico Madrid contract to keep him till 2022 and end all speculations linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The France international’s new contract extends him until June 2022, one year longer than his previous deal and will reportedly make him the club’s highest paid player. His €100 million release clause will reportedly remain unchanged.

Griezmann was relieved with the new deal while expressing apologies to fans especially Manchester United fans that had high hopes of his joining the Red devils

“The first thing I want to do is apologize to people who have misunderstood my statements,” Griezmann told the Atletico official website.

“I might have expressed myself wrong or some would like to make headlines where there were none, but since I have arrived I given everything for my club and my colleagues and my coaching staff and I am very happy to have more seasons with all of you.”

“I will thank everyone by giving everything in the field, as always.”

The 26-year-old Griezmann arrived at Atletico before the 2014-15 season from Real Sociedad and has been a hit since his arrival, scoring 83 goals across all competitions for the club.

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