With so many rumours around presenting him to have already shaken hands with Manchester United, Antoine Griezmann felt the need to take to Twitter to clear things out, even though… deep down, that’s not what he succeeded.
All the rumours are unfounded. I’m still Colchonero [Atletico Madrid player]. My direction will be established after discussion with my sporting advisor
the French player wrote, denying that he has already agreed to sign for United or any other club, but still, leaving the window wide open, to not be at Atletico Madrid next season.
Earlier this week, the France international gave himself a 60% chance to be a Manchester United player soon, before giving himself an even bigger chance to stay at Atletico Madrid.
As for his advisor, he has claimed that more top clubs, Barcelona, Real Madrid, even Chelsea, have shown interest in signing the 26-year-old striker, avoiding saying who is closer to striking a deal with Atletico. The Madrid club have made it clear that Griezmann can leave if his contract clause (100 million euros) is paid, not a euro less than that.
It remains to be seen though how loyal to this Atletico will stay, if Griezmann’s agent brings a smaller offer, telling them though that the Frenchman would really like to try something different at this stage of his career.