Antoine Griezmann.

Antoine Griezmann discusses leaving Atletico Madrid

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Following an excellent domestic season with Atletico Madrid and European Championships as part of the France national team, Antoine Griezmann is one football's most highly sought-after players.

The 25-year-old scored six goals at Euro 2016 and, with 22 strikes in La Liga last term to boot, now finds himself a transfer target for Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

Reports also state that Arsene Wenger approached him earlier this summer to propose a move to Arsenal, but Griezmann rejected his offer.


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And his reason? Simply because he is happy at the Vicente Calderon.

However, in an interview with Telefoot, per Goal, the France international suggested that one circumstance would see him leave.

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"The only doubt would be if Simeone leaves for PSG or wherever," he said.

"I called him before extending my contract and he confirmed to me that he was staying. I can learn a lot from him."

Griezmann didn't comment on Jose Mourinho's plan to sign him next summer but did reiterate that he's settled at Atletico.


"PSG are not my goal at the moment," he added. "I'm happy in Spain.

"I'm always proud to be popular with the fans. I try to smile and do my best. If they like it, it's even better."

This follows on from Griezmann's comments on Atletico's poor start to the new season, having drawn their opening two games and failed to score against newbies Leganes.

"If we continue like this, we will fight for relegation," the Frenchman said on August 22.


"We are angry, we must shake up because otherwise we will be out of hand. We must begin to be ourselves."

As mentioned, United will attempt to sign Griezmann next summer - and they're willing to smash the transfer record once again to do so.

Atletico tied their star man down to a new contract earlier this summer, which expires in 2021 and includes a staggering €100 million release clause.

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