Antoine Griezmann has revealed that he doubts he will be making a move from Atletico Madrid to Manchester United in the Premier League.
The 25-year old French forward, whose performances inspired France’s entry into the Euro 2016 final, has often been linked with big-money moves to Manchester United, PSG and a host of other top European clubs this season.
However, the player himself is not sure that he would be happy leaving for another club; and that even if he does it would be more likely to be to another Spanish club, rejecting the options of other top leagues in countries such as England, France and Germany.
Griezmann also added that he enjoyed watching the Premier League, but maintained that Spain’s La Liga is more suitable for his style of play.
“I like the teams who bring intensity like in England,” he told French media outlet RMC. “Yes, I watch the English league. The referees let the game flow, the stadiums are always full. But if I have to choose one league, it is the Spanish league, because it corresponds the best with my game.”
“With Real Sociedad, I felt that I needed to leave. For the moment, I do not know where that desire came from. Who knows how the season will finish. If it finishes badly, maybe I will ask myself the question. For the moment, it is not relevant…”
“Aside from that, I am asking myself where I could go. In Spain, there is Barcelona and Real Madrid.”
“Barcelona have the three [Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez] up top. Real Madrid, that is impossible because of the club I am at [Real’s fierce Madrid rivals Atletico]. I think that between them, there is a pact [not to sell players between them].”
“Germany, the league does not attract me much. France, not for the moment.”
“And England, I have a lot of doubts about my private life. Everything like rain, bad weather… I need to feel happy outside.”