Rumoured Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann rules out Atletico exit

Antoine Griezmann

The Frenchman has enjoyed a stellar season in La Liga, but isn't looking to move away.

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has ruled out a move away from the Spanish club, in an interview with Marca.

The Frenchman has enjoyed a stellar first season in Spain, converting himself into a centre forward and scoring 22 goals in the league, finishing as the club’s top scorer.

That has led to rumours of a move away from Vincente Calderon, with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea said to be considering a bid to add him to their forward line, according to the Guardian.

He reportedly has a £43million release clause in his contract with Diego Simeone’s side, which sparked the interest in his services in the first place. However, he has now ruled out a switch away from Spain.

“I'm good at Atletico, I just arrived and I'm not a player who moves after the first year,” he said.

“I still need to learn sand know that I can do it here and go very far at Atletico. I am happy at Atletico and will be because I've done well.”

These latest comment should put an end to any rumours of a move for now, with Mourinho also recently indicating that he would not be making a move for the forward, according to ESPN.

However, quality strikers are in short supply but high demand around the world at present, with a number of top clubs all looking for reinforcements. When looking at the future, though, Griezmann is only focused on Atletico.

“I just think at Atletico, to enjoy in this club, in people, in my teammates,” he added.

“I want to be an important player and give the best of me. Calderon is very supportive and is a pride to play for this hobby. I want to do my best to thank them.”

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