Antoine Griezmann has revealed in a televised documentary called ‘La Decision’, that he will stay at Atletico Madrid amid Barcelona link.
Griezmann, 27, said he wanted to end the speculation regarding his future before his France side faces Australia in its World Cup opener on Saturday.
In the 30-minute video which was released on Thursday evening the France international revealed that he would be staying with the club from the capital.
"Estaréis hartitos por los comentarios que dicen si me voy, si me quedo, cuánto me dan… Pero la verdad es la que voy a decir ahora". #LaDecisión de @antogriezmann, hoy a las 21.15h SÓLO en @cero. pic.twitter.com/lZOb47itC6
— Movistar+ (@MovistarPlus) June 14, 2018
His announcement copied NBA star LeBron James’ method of announcing his move from Cleveland to Miami in 2010, also on a television show called The Decision.
The method of Griezmann’s announcement was widely mocked on social media as the show aired on Spanish station Movistar+ on Thursday.
“They are doing everything possible to make sure the team keeps growing. It’s incredible. I can’t take it anymore, I need to tell the people that I want to stay,” Griezmann said.
The former Real Sociedad player, who has been Atletico’s top scorer for the past three seasons, extended his contract last summer by a year and agreed to stay with the club despite a transfer ban, after saying there was a “6/10” chance he could move to Manchester United.