Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has admitted that he would like to play with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba all year round, but does not mean that a move to Old Trafford is on the cards.
In an interview with Canal+ alongside Pogba, Griezmann talked about his close association with his compatriot, but was clear in his mind that he won’t be joining Manchester United.
“It would be nice to play alongside you all year long. But, to be clear, that does not mean I am going to go Manchester United.” Griezmann said.
The £100m star came tantalising close to joining United last summer after he admitted to a French TV station that he had a ‘6 out of 10’ chance of signing for the club.
However, the Frenchman decided to stay put at the Wanda Metropolitano following FIFA’s decision to uphold the Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban until the winter of 2018.
Jose Mourinho has already clarified that the club won’t be spending on forward signings, and this probably eliminates any move for Griezmann during the summer transfer.
Moreover, the 27-year-old has found most of his success in the centre-forward position, and this is a role which has been firmly established by Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford.
The former Real Sociedad man is now said to be leaning towards a move to Barcelona, who are being fancied to make an approach for his services before the summer World Cup finals in Russia.