REVEALED: Why Antoine Griezmann turned down Arsenal for Atletico Madrid?

The Frenchman Antoine Griezmann has revealed that Diego Simeone persuade him to join the Atletico Madrid ahead of Arsenal this summer.

The 23-year-old midfielder has been emerged as a primary transfer target for a number of European clubs including PSG and the Gunners after impressing for Real Sociedad.

Ultimately, it was the current La Liga champions – who won the race for the midfielder this summer.

“Why Spain and not elsewhere? This is my championship, my home. I’m happy here and Atletico is a great club. The leaders were willing to pay €30m for me,” Griezmann told France Football (Quoted by the Daily Express).

“I had the boss on the phone. He motivated me and said the club really wanted me. I knew that I was coming here to learn.

Griezmann has scored once in 10 games since joining the club from Real Sociedad in summers.

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