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 By Mark Rodden

Antoine Griezmann turned down PSG to stay at Atletico Madrid - agent

Antoine Griezmann's agent has revealed that the France forward considered offers from Paris Saint-Germain and other clubs before deciding to stay at Atletico Madrid for at least another season.

Griezmann, 25, signed a new contract with Atletico last month after helping them reach the Champions League final for the second time in three years.

The former Real Sociedad player will have won even more admirers after being named player of the tournament at Euro 2016 and winning the Golden Boot with six goals for beaten finalists France.

Sources told ESPN FC last month that Manchester United were also monitoring the player.

Speaking on RMC on Tuesday, Griezmann's advisor Eric Olhats confirmed that he had been in contact with PSG sporting director Olivier Letang in recent months.

Antoine Griezmann scored six goals for France at Euro 2016 after reaching the Champions League final with Atletico Madrid.

"There were discussions with Olivier Letang," Olhats said. "There was interest from Paris. We listened because it is all the same a club with objectives and resources.

"After numerous discussions, and drawing a parallel a little bit with other offers, we opted for continuity."

Olhats did not rule out Griezmann signing for PSG before his career is over but also stressed that they were not the only team who were interested.

"There were approaches," he said. "It's 100 percent certain that he'll be at Atletico Madrid next season.

"Would it have been wise for him to leave for a club with a bigger scope to win trophies? Barca and Real are fully stocked at the moment.

"Atletico give the impression of a struggle, but I think they're equipped to win trophies."

Mark covers European football for ESPN FC. Twitter: @mrodden


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