Antoine Griezmann has suggested that a move to Manchester United is still a possibility in the future.
The French international looked set to make a €100m move to Old Trafford last summer (and was quite vocal about that despite his constant pleas for privacy), but Atlético Madrid’s transfer ban persuaded Griezmann to stay at the club for one more year at least.
However, despite subsequently signing a new contract, the forward has appeared reluctant to commit his long term future to Atleti, and has hinted that he could still yet make that move to the Premier League.
In his new biography, “Behind a smile, the life of the Little Prince told by himself,” Griezmann writes:
“In June, I extended my contract. I’m linked to the club until 2022.
“Although I might be missing out on titles, I have everything here to be happy but that does not mean to say I won’t go one day.
“I haven’t made that decision. It all depends on various factors. I have nothing against England except for the weather. Manchester United is a possibility.
“As much as I repeat that I am delighted at Atletico, I have a great coach and great team-mates, they regularly ask me about my future. I do not exclude anything.”
via Sky Sports
With his release clause remaining the same as it was before the new contract, Man United know how much will take to force Atléti to do business. That said, it is unclear if Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward will retain the same level of interest in the player next summer as they did in the last.
In the meantime, the 26-year-old has had a relatively subdued start to the 2017/18 season. In all, he has scored just three goals in 13 games in all competitions, while Diego Simeone’s side sit in fourth place in La Liga and are facing an early exit in this year’s Champions League.