Antoine Griezmann: Top 3 possible destinations for the departing Atletico star
Finally after 2 seasons of one of the biggest transfer sagas on the planet, Antoine Griezmann has finally broken his silence and revealed that he does not want to be an Atletico Madrid player from next season onwards.
Since the last few transfer windows, Griezmann has been linked with Atletico's Spanish counterparts FC Barcelona, and the rumours fueled after the Frenchman lifted the World Cup last summer in Russia.
But the two Spanish and European giants could not agree on a deal for the move of the player, and Griezmann to Barcelona ended up being only a newspaper headline.
Today Atletico Madrid have confirmed Griezmann's departure through their official website and their twitter handle, have a look:
(Translates to: Griezmann has reported to the club that he will not continue as Rojiblanco next season.)
With the news official now, all the footballing giants in Europe must be on a high alert to sign the 28-year-old and boost their squad as Griezmann has been one of the world's best players in the past few years, and his prowess was visible in France's last year's World Cup triumph.
Today, we take a look at the top 3 possible destinations for Griezmann as he departs from the Rojiblancos:
#3 Manchester United
Manchester United have been interested in signing Antoine Griezmann since the Louis van Gaal days, and finally, with the attacker revealing his plans to quit Atletico, the Red Devils might just get their shot at a real possibility of signing him.
With no Champions League football next season, and Europa League qualification still depending on their qualifiers, Manchester United are no more in the controlling position to sign world class players very easily just based on reputation.
But, it is Manchester United, possibly English football's biggest club ever - and that makes a move to Old Trafford a very lucrative option to any player on this planet.
United are going to have to splash a lot of money to Atletico for the forward, probably much more than the other interested clubs due to the club not being in the Champions League next season. With Pogba rumoured to leave United, his move might just finance the Griezmann deal for the English club.