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Atletico Madrid CEO Confirms Star Man Will Not Be Sold in January Window Despite Barcelona Links

​Atletico Madrid haven’t any intention of promoting Antoine Griezmann through the January switch window, the membership’s CEO has revealed.

Griezmann has been closely linked with each Manchester United and Barcelona for the reason that begin of the season, however Atletico are unsurprisingly eager to hold onto their prised asset.

​The Impartial quote Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin as telling Spanish TV:  “It’s not possible that he’ll go away this group earlier than the summer time.”

Atletico may have Diego Costa out there in January following the membership’s switch ban, and Marin is eager to see the striker paired with Griezmann.

He mentioned: “We made an incredible effort to hitch Griezmann and Diego Costa and I feel that it will be actually good for each of them to play collectively. It’s going to be very optimistic for Atlético in addition to for the supervisor. Till 1 July his (Griezmann) clause is €200m.”

Atletico will proceed to combat to maintain maintain of Griezmann through the summer time window, when the Frenchman’s buyout clause halves, with Marin going onto to say: “Atlético don’t need to promote him neither now nor in summer time.

“He’s a vital participant for us, who has grown up with us as we now have finished with him. Our intention is to continue to grow collectively. I would love him to proceed with us.”

Although Atletico are at the moment second solely to Barcelona as La Liga enters it is winter break, Griezmann’s performances have been much less prolific than in earlier seasons, the attacker has scored simply seven objectives in twenty appearances in all competitions this season.

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