The 29 year old knew that he was going to join the Atletico as soon as they contacted him,too join Atletico he rejected the Catalans.

The Frenchman insist that he could have joined the Catalans before be found of for Atletico.

The 29 year old Frenchman was heavily linked to with a move to the Barcelona,but instead of that he chose Atletico Madrid for 32 million.

The Atletico man has scored two goals for his new club in his six games,he said that he knew that from the beginning that he would be at  Vicente Calderon.

There was the possibility of going to Barcelona," Gamier told

"But in my head it was clear I wanted to go to Athletic. When Atleti contacted me, it was clear."

He also believes that he knew that under Diego Simeone his playing style would suit him,who was chasing the Chelsea striker Diego Costa before signing him.

"El Cholo [coach Diego Simeone] phoned me and told me he wanted Diego Costa, but it was very difficult and I was the other option," Gameiro said.

He added: "Now I'm in Madrid and that's the main thing."