Griezmann has proved his commitment – Koke

Antoine Griezmann has already shown his commitment to Atletico Madrid by rejecting the chance to leave the club, believes team-mate Koke.

Reports in France this week suggested that Griezmann has already agreed a move to Barcelona next summer, while Manchester United are long-term admirers of the forward.

Yet the speculation over the France international’s future at Atletico has been intense for more than a year and he remains with the La Liga outfit.

“Talking about Griezmann, he had the chance to leave after the last season, but he didn’t. So I think that means he likes it here,” said Koke.

“We always say if somebody doesn’t like it here, he’s free to leave. The club and I want the best, we want committed players.

“Those who aren’t [committed], just have to ask for a transfer. We only want players who are 100 percent focused here.

“[Griezmann] does look committed to Atletico. In the last month, the reality is that we haven’t been any good and little by little we will improve.”