Atletico president: No chance of Griezmann Real move

Antoine Griezmann has no prospect of joining Real Madrid or any other club, insists Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo.

Boyhood Real fan Griezmann penned a one-year contract extension at Atletico during the summer after rejecting talk of a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

However, Griezmann remains much in-demand after netting 32 goals in 54 appearances for Atletico, with the 25-year-old admitting last week that he would like to play with fellow France international Paul Pogba at club level and how he admired Manchester United.

But ahead of this weekend’s Madrid derby, Cerezo said: "I don't believe there is any possibility that (Real) Madrid or any other team will sign Antoine Griezmann because the player doesn't want to leave this team."

Griezmann – who has recovered from a foot injury sustained on international duty to face Real – has a 100million Euro release clause in his contract.

However, Cerezo stressed that even if a club was willing to match that fee, they "would need to take into account if the player wants to leave."

Fourth placed Atletico are six points adrift of league leaders Real heading into Saturday’s derby at the Calderon.

 

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