Griezmann shuns Man United in favor of Atletico return


For a while there it seemed like a move to England was a sure thing for Antoine Griezmann, but those plans haven’t taken such shape.

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The French striker has reportedly turned down Jose Mourinho and Manchester United in favor of remaining with Atletico Madrid, where the 26-year-old has spent his time since 2014.

The Independent has also reported that Griezmann personally placed a phone call to Mourinho on Thursday to notify the Portuguese boss that he wouldn’t be making the journey to Old Trafford ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Griezmann has scored 83 goals for Atletico in his three seasons with the side from the Spanish capital, amassing at least 25 goals per season during that time.