Atletico Madrid icon Antoine Griezmann envisions future departure from club

Antoine Griezmann’s relationship with Atletico Madrid is a special one, despite his ill-fated move to Barcelona, which he appeared to force in order to play alongside Lionel Messi and also win himself more trophies. Griezmann had been Atleti’s best player for some time, and he even stood by the team when they were slammed with a transfer ban that prevented them from signing more players.

The back-and-forth is now over, and Antoine Griezmann seems to have found some stability since switching back to the Spanish capital two years ago. However, this hasn’t stopped him from revealing his future plans, which include a possible switch to the MLS later in his career.

Griezmann reveals MLS aspirations for future career moves

Antoine Griezmann’s loyalty was tested when Barcelona threw some money around in 2018 to secure his services. Although Griezmann initially committed his future to Atletico Madrid, he ended up joining Barcelona a year later, where he only spent two seasons before returning to Atletico Madrid, initially on loan, before completing the move permanently last summer.

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Griezmann’s betrayal now seems like a long time ago, as the Atletico Madrid Ultras seem to have forgotten about it, thanks to the Frenchman’s prowess in front of goal. Speaking on the situation, Griezmann expressed his appreciation to the fans while also revealing his future plans.

“It’s where I want to be, where I look the happiest, and here I am at home,” Griezmann declared.

When asked about his dream to play in the United States one day, the former Real Sociedad man said, “I’ve always recognized that.”

“I want to win titles with this club (Atletico Madrid). To do our best. I was happy in the first spell here, and I’m happy now,” he added.

Atletico Madrid legend’s son slams Antoine Griezmann
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Despite strong interest from Manchester United, Antoine Griezmann has reassured fans that he is happy to stay at Atletico Madrid and win more trophies at the club.

Atletico Madrid legend’s son slams Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann’s brace against Getafe some days ago took him to 173 goals for Atletico Madrid, making him the joint-top scorer for the club alongside club legend Luis Aragones. However, this feat did not go down well with the son of the club legend, who claimed Griezmann will never be spoken of in the same regard as his father, regardless of how many goals he scores for Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid legend’s son slams Antoine Griezmann
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“My father never backed down from anything. In terms of leadership and mental strength, he surpassed Griezmann,” Luis Aroganes Jr. said.

“Griezmann still has time to mature in that aspect. He also surpassed him in Atletico sentiment. My father lived and breathed it, but Griezmann didn’t. My father showed it when he left Mallorca in the Champions League and came to Atleti in the second division to promote them to the first division. Griezmann didn’t experience it like my father. Now he’s with Atletico, but fans remember how he left for Barcelona,” he added.

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