Atletico Madrid announced the contract extension of their talisman Antonie Griezmann a week after he decided to stay at the club. The France international has signed a contract until 2023, alongside with his compatriot Lucas Hernandez. The ongoing talk between AS Monaco and Atletico Madrid also showed progress as Thomas Lemar has signed a deal with the La Liga side, even though he is yet to clear his medical test.
Three contracts were signed in the presence of Atletico’s chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin, France coach Didier Deschamps and people in charge of the French Football Association at Moscow.
Griezmann scored two of three goals in the final of the Europa League to bring the trophy to their new home, Wanda Metropolitano. He scored 29 goals and assisted 15 in the season 2017-18, playing an important part to finish his side ahead of their city-rival Real Madrid in La Liga. According to the football writer, Tom Coast the 27 years old extension comes with a hefty release clause of €200m.
Thomas Lemar is one of the best young talents in the world. He has decided to follow his club teammate Fabhino out after the Brazilian joined Liverpool in May. According to Spanish media, the deal of €70m will make Lemar the most expensive player in Atletico’s history.
Los Colchoneros has always been known for their defending ability. Hernandez had a great season with Atletico that earned him a place in the World Cup. He will play a key role in the future of Atletico’s defense and is a perfect replacement for Juanfran who has been struggling with his injuries.