Griezmann held PSG talks before signing new Atletico Madrid deal

The France star’s sporting advisor, Eric Olhats, has revealed the forward entered negotiations with the Ligue 1 giants but opted to extend his stay in La Liga instead

Antoine Griezmann held talks with Paris Saint-Germain before eventually signing a new deal with Atletico Madrid, the forward’s sporting advisor Eric Olhats has claimed.

The France star was heavily linked with a move away from Atletico ahead of Euro 2016, with Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG believed to be among his admirers.

Griezmann instead opted to stay at Atletico, but PSG apparently did make a move for the 25-year-old before he made a final decision on his future, according to one of his representatives.

“There were talks with [PSG sporting director] Olivier Letang,” Olhats told RMC .

“Paris Saint-Germain were interested in signing him. We listened to what they had to say because PSG are a club with an interesting project.

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“We eventually opted for continuity with Atletico after those talks and weighing up the various offers. But you never know what happens in the future.”

Griezmann has also been linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid, but Olhats believes switching from one La Liga club to another was never an option.

“Would it have been a wise decision to move to a club where he could potentially win more titles? Barcelona and Real Madrid don’t need anyone in attack at the moment..,” Olhats added.

Griezmann enjoyed a sublime Euro 2016 campaign, scoring six goals in seven appearances to lead France to the final, where they eventually lost 2-0 against Portugal.

He won the top marksman award for his fine efforts in front of goal, as well as UEFA’s Player of the Tournament gong.

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