Athletico Madrid Dominates Marsielle As They Win Europa League Title

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But the France global is linked with a move to Barcelona in the close-season despite being contracted until 2022.

That deal reportedly has a release clause set at €100million, which the Atletico chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin is keen to increase.

"If he stays with us, we'll continue to grow and develop".

Manchester United chased Griezmann for much of last year, while Barcelona has emerged as the 27-year-old's most likely destination this summer.

"I am not optimistic or pessimistic".

The French global has finally managed to break the second place curse, beating Marseille 3-0 in the final to lift the UEFA Europa League trophy. "I dedicate this to all the fans that came here and all the ones that are waiting for us in Madrid".

"They were very attacking, worked well, but we were also doing our thing", he said.

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"It's about more than a trophy", Simeone said.

"We know he wants to stay and we want him to stay".

The France forward was quoted by Marca as saying after the game: "Now is not the time to talk about the future".

Atletico coach Diego Simeone, who praised Griezmann for being decisive in the most important moment in the game, said now that they are also in the Uefa Super Cup, they can be considered on a par with the best European clubs.

"I thought it was emotional", Gabi explained.

Atletico needs a draw at home against Eibar on Sunday to hold on to second place ahead of Real Madrid and secure its best finish since it won the league in 2014. "If he goes then great, he's given a lot to us over the years".

Says media with reference to Catalan newspaper Sport, Barcelona are willing to pay Atletico the amount that exceeds 100 million euros, which from 1 July will be activated in his contract as compensation.

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