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Griezmann confirms he will not be returning to Atleti

The France striker signed a five-year deal with Atletico last season and had a £104million release clause inserted into his contract, but a move away is now on the cards. Griezmann rejected a move to Barcelona last summer, but after he informed Atleti he will be moving on, speculation will again link him with a move to the Nou Camp. Griezmann broke the news in a video posted on the club's Twitter account. 'It's been an incredible five years. Thank you for everything,' he said. 'I wanted to tell the fans who have always given me a lot of love that I have taken the decision to leave, to see other things, to have other challenges. 'The truth is it has been difficult to take this route but it is what I feel I need and I would like to thank all of you for the love you have shown me during these five years.'

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