Griezmann is sticking with Atletico Madrid

Griezmann is sticking with Atletico Madrid

It bore an uncanny resemblance to the notorious Lebron James documentary "The Decision", a TV special aired when James announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for Miami Heat.

You'll all be sick of the comments they're making, about whether I'm going or staying, how much they offer me and how much they don't.

His decision to announce his club future via live television was heavily criticised on social media with many users labeling the programme as selfish given that France will kick off their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign against Australia on Sunday. "But the truth is what I am going to say now".

Antoine Griezmann made his announcement after months of speculation.

Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique responded with a tweet soon after the teaser video, joking that he would be eating some popcorn while he watched. France Football reported Griezmann will sign a new contract in Russian Federation at some point on Thursday.

The documentary started with Griezmann explaining that he had a big decision to make and then went on with his sister, who is also his agent, explaining the options.

His decision to stay follows Atletico's acquisition of his global teammate Thomas Lemar.

Griezmann toyed with a move last summer, flirting with Premier League side Manchester United, before finally signing a new contract with Atletico when they had an appeal against a transfer ban rejected.

"I'm so happy. I really appreciate the club's confidence in me", Gimenez said in a statement.