Griez­mann turned down PSG of­fer — agent

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An­toine Griez­mann’s agent has re­vealed that the France for­ward con­sid­ered of­fers from Paris Saint-Ger­main and other clubs be­fore de­cid­ing to stay at Atletico Madrid for at least another sea­son.

Griez­mann, 25, signed a new con­tract with Atletico last month after help­ing them reach the Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal for the sec­ond time in three years.

The for­mer Real So­ciedad player will have won even more ad­mir­ers after be­ing named player of the tour­na­ment at Euro 2016 and win­ning the Golden Boot with six goals for beaten fi­nal­ists France.

Sources told ESPN FC last month that Manch­ester United were also mon­i­tor­ing the player.

Speak­ing on RMC, Griez­mann’s ad­vi­sor Eric Ol­hats con­firmed that he had been in con­tact with PSG sport­ing direc­tor Olivier Le­tang in re­cent months.

“There were dis­cus­sions with Olivier Le­tang,” Ol­hats said. “There was in­ter­est from Paris. We lis­tened be­cause it is all the same a club with ob­jec­tives and re­sources.

“After nu­mer­ous dis­cus­sions, and draw­ing a par­al­lel a lit­tle bit with other of­fers, we opted for con­ti­nu­ity.”

Real Madrid's de­fender Dani Car­va­jal (L) vies with Atletico Madrid's French for­ward An­toine Griez­mann dur­ing their La Liga match last sea­son.

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