Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann has extended his contract by a year, with his new deal expiring in 2022.
The 26-year-old France forward had been heavily linked with Manchester United, and said last month there was a “6/10” chance he could move to Old Trafford this summer.
But he agreed to stay at Atletico after the club had a transfer ban upheld.
“The first thing I want to do is apologise to people who misunderstood my statements,” Griezmann said.
“Since I have arrived, I have given everything for my club, my colleagues and my coaching staff.”
Atletico cannot sign anyone until January after failing in an appeal against a ban imposed in July 2016 for breaching Fifa rules over the signing of youth players.
Griezmann, capped 41 times, scored 26 goals in 2016-17 as Atletico finished third in La Liga behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.
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