Antoine Griezmann Isn’t Manchester United Bound Claims Atlético Madrid President

Antoine Griezmann Isn’t Manchester United Bound Claims Atlético Madrid President
Nov 11, 2017

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Atlético Madrid’s club president Enrique Cerezo has dismissed reports that forward Antoine Griezmann is on the prospect of joining English giants Manchester United in the foreseeable future.

In the summer transfer window, it was heavily reported that the Red Devils were interested in bringing the 26-year-old, with the Frenchman keen on a deal. However, the Spanish club were faced with a registration ban, meaning any incoming players couldn’t play until January 2018, thus preventing Los Rojiblancos from replacing any departing players.

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Despite opting for a contract renewal by the end of the window, many claim that the world-class forward is on the prospect of leaving the club for Manchester United – which has been shot down by Atlético’s president.

Speaking to the press ahead of next week’s Madrid derby, Cerezo went on to say: “We have put in a lot of effort to keep him and to keep all the players. The problem Griezmann has had is that a series of news stories about other important European clubs wanting him has not benefited him.”

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“Griezmann is and will be an Atlético player. He is an important player and at an important club and he wants to win titles with Atlético.”

“He may have had a start to the season which could have been better, but there is a lot left of the La Liga season for him to show how important he is for the club and how important football is for him.”

“What important player doesn’t play this kind of game [linking himself to another club in order to boost his contract position]? They all do.”

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