Atleti boss was sure Griezmann would snub the Catalans.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says he never saw Antoine Griezmann leaving for Barcelona.
The Frenchman was heavily linked with the La Liga champions over the last few months but he eventually rejected the chance to leave Atleti and extended his contract instead.
“Griezmann called me on the phone when I was in Los Angeles to tell me,” Simeone told told Spanish radio station Cadena COPE.
“I swear on my children that I never saw Griezmann [as] lost. I never saw him at Barcelona. I always felt that he wanted to stay.”