Antoine Griezmann sets the record straight on his future at Atletico Madrid despite Man United links: “I want to bring joy and some title”

Antoine Griezmann seems to have regained his passion for football since returning to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona. The Frenchman forced a move to Barcelona in the summer of 2019 and instantly regretted that decision after spending most of his Barcelona career in Messi’s shadow and mostly out of the first XI.

Griezmann’s decision to go back to Atletico has turned out to be the right one as he’s now being linked to a move to Manchester United, although the Frenchman has once again pledged his allegiance to the Madrid club, outlining his plans to become a legend of the club soon enough.

Antoine Griezmann speaks on his future at Atletico Madrid

Manchester United have performed below par this season, leading to some changes in the club’s hierarchy, including Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s imminent purchase of 25% of the club. The richest man in the UK will oversee the football aspect of the club, and this has seen some players linked with a move to Old Trafford, including Atleti’s Antoine Griezmann.

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Antoine Griezmann has been in top form since rejoining Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2021. Last season, the former Real Sociedad man registered 16 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, making him one of the most important players in the squad.

His form has continued into this season, which earned him interest from Manchester United, who continue to struggle in attack this season. However, despite the interest from the Red Devils, Griezmann has confirmed his allegiance to his dear club, claiming he wants to deliver trophies to the fans and earn a place among the legends of the club.

‘I have to earn myself to be a legend in this club; that’s my mission. By 2024, I want to bring joy to the fans and some title for Atletico. It would be a dream,” the Frenchman told Marca.

Antoine Griezmann claims he deserved Ballon d’Or in 2018

Griezmann had his best year as a professional soccer player in 2018. After claiming the Europa League with Atletico Madrid, the versatile forward went on to win the FIFA World Cup with France over Luka Modric’s Croatia in the final of the tournament.

This was a great year for Griezmann, who continued to show the world why he was regarded as one of the best players in the world. His efforts in 2018 earned him a nomination in the final three for the Ballon d’Or award, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric also in the running.

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Surprisingly, the award was given to Luka Modric, whose country was the runner-up in the 2018 World Cup. The Croatian midfielder also won the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid. Modric’s triumph meant that it was the first time neither Ronaldo nor Messi had won the Ballon d’Or in 10 years.

Antoine Griezmann came third in the poll, and he only spent one more season at the club before a big-money switch to Barcelona. A few years later, Griezmann claimed he deserved to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or over anyone else.

Griezmann seems to be enjoying life again at Atletico after he was recently pictured with Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.

Atletico found themselves in another Griezmann-like situation with Joao Felix after the Portuguese forward was allowed to join Barcelona on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

Can Griezmann deliver any trophy for Atletico this season?


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