Antoine Griezmann Gives Biggest Hint Yet That He'll Leave Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann's transfer saga seems to be the longest in football history and we haven't even reached the transfer window yet. The French forward has given his biggest hint yet that he'll be leaving Atletico Madrid in the summer.

Last summer Manchester United and Paul Pogba played the longest and most boring game of cat and mouse that we've ever witnessed and finally the cat caught the mouse to the surprise of no one, even if it did cost this cat a lot of money.

Could fans see more of this at Old Trafford next season? Image: PA

For months now Jose Mourinho's team have been rumoured to want to add Pogba's best mate to the team by signing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and the 'will they, won't they' narrative has started all over again.

With United doing so poorly in the league this season it's pretty much assumed that the 26-year-old will only join the Red Devils if they are playing Champions League football next season, something that will only happen if they with the Europa League final on Wednesday.

Simeone will not be happy to hear the news. Image: PA

But with many starting to believe that Griezmann would stay at Atleti at least for one more season he has dropped the biggest hint yet that he could leave. Talking at a press conference for the launch of his book Griezmann said:

"We finished 3rd in Liga, it was the objective of the club, but we the players we want more. I want to win titles. I've come to a heading or playing a good game and scoring goals is not enough anymore.

"That's it. Winning titles is what I will look for this summer when deciding on my future...Today if I have to move it will be no problem."

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Griezmann has really made a name for himself at the Vicente Calderon Stadium. Image: P

In a another recent interview Griezmann rated his chances of leaving for Old Trafford as six out of 10 but these latest comments seem to make that a bit higher, although it's not as simple as that.


Atleti are currently serving a transfer ban although they have appealed against it. If it's upheld the likelihood is that the forward would stay and play at least one season at the new stadium Wanda Metropolitano.

Griezmann could soon be united with his best mate.

Ryan Sidle

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