Griezmann signs contract extension with Atletico Madrid
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 20, 2018 08:23 AM
France's Antoine Griezmann smiles as he applauds his teams fans after the end of the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. France won the game 2-1. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid says France forward Antoine Griezmann has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the Spanish club through 2023.
"I am convinced that together we will do great things," Griezmann said on Tuesday. "Last season, I won my first European title with the club, something that I had been pursuing. I love the project that we are building with such great players."
The 27-year-old Griezmann announced last Thursday he had turned down an offer to join Barcelona and would remain at Atletico.
He has at least 25 goals a season in his four campaigns at Atletico, including two goals as Atletico beat Marseille 3-0 in the Europa League final last month.
Atletico also says 22-year-old defender Lucas Hernandez has agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2024.
Thomas Lemar has also signed on Atletico secured his transfer from Monaco. The club says the contract is only pending a medical exam of the 22-year-old winger.
All three players are with France at the World Cup in Russia.
Griezmann scored a penalty in France's 2-1 win over Australia in their opener. France's next match is against Peru on Thursday.