Antoine Griezmann has apologised to Atletico Madrid supporters for the Manchester United summer transfer saga.
He signed a new deal with the Spanish club until 2022 which has seen his salary increase to a huge £12.3million a season.
However, he has still left the door open for a move to Old Trafford as his release clause remains unchanged at £88m, meaning United won’t have to pay any more if they decide to re-enter the race for the 26-year-old.
Speaking about the situation, Griezmann apologised to the people who misunderstood my statements.
“The first thing I want to do is apologise to people who have misunderstood my statements,” he said.
“Maybe I could express myself wrong or some would like to make headlines where there were none, but since I have arrived I give everything for my club, my colleagues and my coaching staff and I am very happy to relive a season more with all of you.”
United were in pole position to sign him, but he decided to stay as it would have been a low blow to leave Atletico during their current transfer ban.
United are still expected to sign him as soon as the transfer ban is lifted but anything could change his mind during that time.