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Atletico Madrid coach Simeone reveals crucial Griezmann call in middle of Man Utd talks

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits he was concerned losing Antoine Griezmann last summer.

Griezmann was close to joining Manchester United before he dramatically chose to turn them down and pen a new contract with Atletico.

Simeone admits he spoke personally with Griezmann in the middle of negotiations.

The coach told Cadena Ser: "I spoke very clearly with him. He told me he would call me in a week and he explained what was going to happen.

"I was convinced he would not leave. I appreciate him very much."

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