Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has confirmed he will stay at the club despite interest from Barcelona after revealing his decision in a lavish video documentary.
The France international’s future had been the subject of fierce speculation in recent weeks.
Griezmann had been continually linked with a move to Catalunya, while he kept a tight silence on the subject throughout France’s World Cup preparations.
But on Thursday he finally spoke out in a bizarre production to reveal his future lies at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The player spoke to his father and brother in the documentary screened by Movistar as they gave him advice on his next move.
He also stroked his horses and played basketball with his sibling as the tension built ahead of his final decision.
“My fans, my team, my home,” he finally exclaimed in a message that was also released simultaneously on his Twitter page and shared by his relieved club.
Mi afición, mi equipo, MI CASA! @atleti 🔴⚪🔴
Mes supporters, mon équipe, MA MAISON ! @AtletiFR 🔴⚪🔴
My fans, my team, MY HOME!!! @atletienglish 🔴⚪🔴 pic.twitter.com/ByD8Cju5Yb
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) 14 de junio de 2018
Griezmann scored 29 goals in 48 games for Atletico last season, as Diego Simeone’s men battled to second place in La Liga and also lifted the Europa League.