Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has renewed his contract with the La Liga club until 2022, ending speculation of a summer move to Manchester United.
However, the contract extension, which includes a hefty pay rise that will see the French international take home £235,000 per week, included no additional increase to his £88 million release clause.
Manchester United will still have to meet the same release clause they were expected to pay for Griezmann this summer if they opt to move for him again in the future.
Griezmann’s improved wages with Atleti falls short of what United were willing to pay. The Red Devils were prepared to offer the Frenchman a weekly wage in the region of £300,000.
Atletico Madrid are delighted with Griezmann’s extension after they failed to overturn their transfer ban, which restricts them from signing any new players this summer.
“It’s a hard time for the club. It would be a blow to go now. We talked to the club and we will be back for next season,” said Griezmann.
It all but appears that Atletico Madrid fans will have one more season to enjoy the services of Griezmann, who is yet to build on his 2014 Spanish Supercup triumph with the club.
Griezmann has made 160 appearances for Los Rojiblancos, scoring 83 times, and is likely to be subject to links to Manchester United and various other European heavyweights throughout the 2017/18 campaign.