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World Cup Winner: Why I Turned Down Barca

French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann has explained why he turned down a move to LaLiga champions FC Barcelona in the last transfer window.

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The French forward released a video in June announcing he will stay at Atletico Madrid, rejecting a  move from the Catalan giants in the process.

Following his successful World Cup campaign, Griezmann was handed a new deal five-year deal by Los Rojiblancos.

"It's like when you get love at home. You're not going to go anywhere else," Griezmann told L'Equip.

"At the club, they've done everything to make me feel good, including efforts to sign important players and create a great team.

"I feel like the base, or the most important piece of the puzzle. That's what made me stay.

"It's hard to say no to clubs like Barca but, really, I'm fine here. It's my home and I want to do something great."

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Do you think Griezmann made the right decision to stay at Atletico? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

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