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Griezmann a better signing than James, says Cerezo

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo believes that Antoine Griezmann is a better siging than Real Madrid's €80 million man James Rodriguez.

The Colombian completed a move to Santiago Bernabeu from Monaco after starring for his country at the World Cup this summer, where he won the Golden Boot as he inspired them to the quarter-finals.

However, Cerezo feels that Griezmann, signed from Real Sociedad for around €25m, is more used to top-level football in Europe and believes he could be as influential for the club as new Barcelona signing Luis Suarez.

"Antione is a player who is more tested across Europe and is the signing of the summer," he said at the Frenchman's unveiling.

"[Griezmann] is comparable to players like Luis Suarez. He's a great reinforcement for the club and we made a great effort to bring him in.

"Though I had many offers, he decided on a serious and important club like Atletico.

"We don't know about James because he still doesn't have a defined path."