Antoine Griezmann has confirmed he will remain with Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann

One of Spanish football's most gripping sagas in recent times is finally over, with Atletico Madrid and France star forward Antoine Griezmann confirming where he will be plying his trade next season.

The 27-year old, who scored the winning goal against Marseille in the Europa League final last month, announced his decision in a documentary broadcast programme called "The Decision", made by Spanish network Movistar Plus.

Griezmann looked likely to be swayed by ongoing interest from Barca, with the La Liga champions' president Josep Maria Bartomeu in May revealing he had spoken with the player's agent.

The documentary, which ran for half an hour before the decision was announced, revealed that June 3rd was decision day for Griezmann, with Barcelona believed to be the leading contenders to sign him and yet he could not leave the club that gave him his chance to shine on the game's biggest stages.

Multiple people within Griezmann's inner circle told ESPN FC later on Tuesday that they want him to stay at Atletico, and all signs point to him remaining in Madrid.

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"You made a decision to stay at Atleti and I hope you go great this season!"

"They are making an effort to bring top players. This is going to make a difference".

However, Griezmann, who is now on World Cup duty with France, made the announcement to stay with Atletico on Spanish television outlet Movistar+. He then Tweeted 'My fans, my team, MY HOME!' to his Atletico fans.

He added: "I feel there are things to do with Atletico. I will not regret it".

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