It’s not often the top players openly discuss their transfer preferences outright, but that’s exactly what Antoine Griezmann has done.
The Atletico Madrid forward says that while he would ultimately like to stay in La Liga, any potential move up would involve either Barcelona or Real Madrid, and that seems unlikely. Griezmann confirmed there is a clause in his contract barring a transfer to Real Madrid, and that Barcelona has no need for the Frenchman already with one of the world’s best attacking lineups.
So, with that in mind, the 25-year-old admitted should he leave Atletico, the most desired destination would be to the English top flight.
“PSG? It is an interesting possibility but Ligue 1 does not interest me for now,” Griezmann said to French channel Telefoot. “I would prefer to stay in La Liga or go to the Premier League.”
He did somewhat recant afterwards, admitting a transfer away from Vicente Calderon “is not necessarily one of my objectives” and that “for the moment, I am good at Atletico.”
Griezmann began this season in great form, scoring six league goals in the team’s first seven matches, but he’s dried up of late, without a goal in his last five, with Atletico losing three of those and falling to sixth in the La Liga table. He has, however, struck in Champions League play of late, with three goals in his last two in European play as Atletico has won all five Group D matches.