The Athletic Network revealed the possibility of Antoine Griezmann moving to one of the English Premier League teams.
The French player is suffering in Atletico Madrid this season because he is constantly sitting on the bench.
According to Athletic, Manchester United wanted to sign the player during the last summer transfers in anticipation of the imminent departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, but the deal did not take place and the club is expected to move for him again in the coming months.
There are also teams in the English Premier League that are interested in the player’s services, but Manchester United is the team that Griezmann prefers, as it has improved a lot this season under the leadership of Eric Ten Hag.
Despite not playing mainly, Griezmann feels comfortable at Atletico Madrid, which he considers his home and feels Diego Simeone’s confidence in him.
The player sits on the bench not because of his level, but for economic reasons, as Atletico Madrid will have to pay 40 million euros as a compulsory purchase option if Griezmann participates in 50% of the team’s matches for more than 30 minutes.
Therefore, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone always involves the player for a period after the 60th minute of the match, which happened in 7 out of 8 matches, and the player participated once as a starter and in the entire match during the match against Real Madrid in the sixth round of the Spanish League.
Atletico Madrid will try to buy the player permanently from Barcelona at the end of the season, but at a price of 20 million euros, which the club wants to pay Barcelona.
Despite his lack of participation, the French striker managed to score three goals with the team since the beginning of the season.