22 November 2017
Out-of-form Atletico Madrid hitman, Antoine Griezmann, has admitted he could join Manchester United, according to the Mirror. The Frenchman, however, added that the weather is putting him off a move to England, but it remains ‘a possibility’.
Griezmann has developed in to one of the best forwards in Europe since joining Atletico from Real Sociedad in 2014 having provided 86 goals and 28 assists in his 174 appearances so far.
The 26-year-old was strongly linked with a move to United last summer but decided to remain at Atletico and sign a new contract after they were slapped with a transfer ban.
United are expected to renew their interest over the coming months with the Mirror carrying a report earlier this week that claimed Jose Mourinho is ready to meet the strikers £86m buyout clause.
It looks like United could have more luck luring Griezmann to Old Trafford this time around as the player has now admitted that he may decide to leave Atletico and a move to United is a ‘possibility’.
However, the French international insists he is happy at Atletico and admits the bad weather could put him off moving to England.
In the final chapter of his new autobiography titled, ‘Behind the smile: The life of the little Prince… as told by himself’, Griezmann is quoted by the Mirror as saying:
“I have nothing against England – except for the weather,”
“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.
“Manchester United is a possibility.”
There’s not a lot United can do to improve the weather in Manchester but it will still be of huge interest to see Griezmann openly admitting he could move to Old Trafford.