Number of suitors have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann, thanks to the Atletico Madrid star’s latest comments regarding his future.
Jose Mourinho is set to bolster his team’s attack by bringing in some world-class reinforcements this summer, and Antoine Griezmann has been labeled as Manchester United’s topmost priority transfer target for quite a while.
In fact, the Red Devils have also been linked with star players like Gareth Bale and Romelu Lukaku, but reports have continued to insist that Mourinho will only go after these players if he fails to lure Griezmann to the Theatre of Dreams.
It remains to be seen how things turn out in the upcoming summer transfer window, but if Griezmann’s latest interview with Spanish radio station Cadena Ser is any indication, the Frenchman may be set to prolong his stay with the Rojiblancos after all.
The 26-year-old was asked about his future yet again, to which he replied: “I am very comfortable here, and now have to meet my representative with Miguel Angel Gil Marin and see what happens.”
The Atletico talisman further talked about how happy he is with life in the Spanish capital, by adding: “You have to talk about yourself. I am happy. If I am happy in my personal life I will be happy in the professional.
“I love [Diego] Simeone and I love my mates. I’m still as happy as the first day I introduced myself. I wish I could continue to enjoy my private and sports life.”
Several news outlets previously claimed that Atletico Madrid’s 4-2 aggregate defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals was set to be the driving force behind Griezmann heading out the club’s exit door.
However, French newspaper L’Equipe (via GFFN) claims that as Simeone looking to improve his squad with marquee signings – one such name being Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette – Antoine Griezmann may indeed be set to stay with Atletico and reestablish his team’s dominance over Zinedine Zidane’s Los Blancos.
Written by Kunal Kambli