Griezmann rejected Barcelona to stay at Atletico

MADRID: Antoine Griezmann rejected a move to La Liga champions Barcelona in order to stay at Atletico Madrid, the France forward said on Thursday.

Griezmann, who scored two goals in Atletico’s 3-0 win over Olympique de Marseille in the Europa League final last month, made the announcement in a documentary broadcast on Spanish network Movistar Plus called The Decision.

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Griezmann, 27, joined Atletico in 2014.

(Reporting by Richard Martin, editing by Ed Osmond)