“Griezmann may want new deal”

Filipe Luis believes Atletico Madrid teammate Antoine Griezmann may renew his current deal at the club rather than seek a move away.

The French forward was linked with a move last summer but due to Atleti’s transfer ban he signed a new – but not increased in longevity – deal at the club, stating he could not leave in the circumstances.

“He is a boy who speaks with clarity,” Luis told an interview with El Mundo this week.

“I have seen it before many times that players talk when they want more attention, maybe they feel they are not being valued properly or getting what they deserve.

“He is a quality player and will have had many offers from other top clubs and he will want to be on the biggest wages and value, due to how good he is.

“But that is fair enough, as he is doing a great job here and ultimately it will be decided by talks between clubs.

“He wanted to stay at Atletico and is happy; he can remain here much longer. Goals help anything and if he keeps performing nobody will remember words.”