That’s according to former adviser Eric Olhats, who was part of Griezmann’s entourage until the end of last season.
He told AS: “Griezmann stayed because he was going to be the No1 at Atletico. When everything came out that Antoine had to choose between Atlético and Barça, he was with France.
“He had a lot of questions in mind, for me it was normal, because Barcelona is Barcelona. We cannot say the opposite. But sportingly, he told me that he was not going to lose much, he was going to be No1 in Madrid.
“It also made the difference.”