Manchester United have been linked to Antoine Griezmann since his Real Sociedad days, and it seems that wait to land their coveted transfer target may still have to wait a while. The 25 year old France international is currently turning heads at Atletico and is rumoured to be a £85m target for The Red Devils in the summer.
The friendship between Griezmann and Paul Pogba, the world record transfer holder, who currently plies his trade with the Old Trafford outfit is rumored to be a key factor in a potential deal, but a recent interview by the Frenchman may have put a dent in Jose Mourinho’s plans to sign him.
While speaking to RMC via Mirror, Griezmann stated that the weather and media in England could prove a stumbling block in any potential deal. He said:
“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 up top. Real Madrid, that is impossible because of the club I am at. I think that between them, there is a pact.
“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.”
Griezmann is a forward capable of playing anywhere across the front three and has scored 73 goals in 139 matches.