Griezmann extends Atletico contract amid links with United

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 13, 2017 08:29 PM
Griezmann extends Atletico contract amid links with United
FILE - This is a Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, of Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann as he celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid in Leverkusen, Germany. Atletico Madridís transfer ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday June 1, 2017, harming Manchester Unitedís hopes of signing Antoine Griezmann. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner/ File)
MADRID (AP) — Antoine Griezmann has extended his contract at Atletico Madrid by an extra season, tying the France forward to the Spanish club through June 2022.

Griezmann has been linked with a move to Manchester United and made comments in the media saying his future was unclear.

In a club statement announcing his contract extension, the 26-year-old Griezmann says he wanted to "apologize to the people who misunderstood my statements. Maybe I expressed myself badly or someone wanted to make news where there (wasn't) any."

Atletico is currently banned from registering new players after breaching FIFA rules over the signing of minors.

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