Antoine Griezmann has publicly admitted of Manchester United’s interest in signing him, whilst also rating the possibility of his potential switch to the Theatre of Dreams.
The Red Devils have been linked with the Atletico Madrid star for a while now, and several sources claim the Frenchman to be Jose Mourinho’s prime transfer target, as the Portuguese prepared for a major squad overhaul this summer.
There has been tremendous speculation surrounding Griezmann’s supposed move to the Premier League giants, but none of the two parties have made any comments on the topic, until last night.
On Monday, Antoine Griezmann appeared as a guest on French TV show Quotidien, where he surprisingly spoke about the 20-time English Champions’ interest in securing his services.
“I think my future will be decided in the next two weeks,” Griezmann began.
The host then asked the France international if Manchester United would be his next destination, to which he replied: “It’s possible. I would give it a 6/10 chance.”
The 26-year-old was then asked about his chances of prolonging his stay at Atletico Madrid, to which he responded: “There is a 7/10 chance.”
— Quotidien (@Qofficiel) May 22, 2017
Several sources have since claimed that Antoine Griezmann will make up his mind regarding this proposed transfer to the Old Trafford outfit following Manchester United’s Europa League final against Ajax – following which the Reds would know for sure whether they have qualified for next season’s Champions League.
However, contrary reports claim that the talented forward is set to part ways with Los Rojiblancos this summer under any circumstances, in order to secure a move to a club that would genuinely contend for major titles every season.
Griezmann recently spoke about Atletico’s lack of dominance in Spain at a press conference for the launch of his book, where he stated (via Sport Bible): “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.”
Written by Kunal Kambli
An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.