Diego Simeone says that Atletico Madrid should be proud of the fact that “the best teams in the world” want to sign Antoine Griezmann.
Griezmann was expected to be the subject of one of the biggest stories of the summer, with a number of clubs targeting him.
Manchester United were known fans of the forward, while Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain were also linked.
The Frenchman decided to stay in Spain after Atletico were hit with a transfer ban, which prevents them from registering any new players before next January.
Clubs are likely to renew their interest in Griezmann next summer, and Simeone says that the club should be “happy” he is so coveted.
“I’m happy about Griezmann and I’m happy that the best teams in the world want him,” he said.
“That says something good about us. It shows that everything we do to improve is good for us.”