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05 July 2017

Antoine Griezmann hints his Manchester United transfer could still go ahead… next year

ANTOINE GRIEZMANN says there is a chance his move to Manchester United may be rekindled — next year.

The France striker looked set for an £89million switch to Old Trafford, until a change of priorities saw United drop their interest.

Antoine Griezmann hinted he could still move to Manchester United next year
Antoine Griezmann hinted he could still move to Manchester United next year
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Jose Mourinho could still have a chance of signing Antoine Griezmann next year
Jose Mourinho could still have a chance of signing Antoine Griezmann next year
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And he signed a new deal at Atletico Madrid until 2021, with that huge fee in as a buyout clause.

Despite this and his insistence Atletico’s transfer ban until January made him stay, he did not guarantee he will be in La Liga for the 2018-19 season.

Griezmann, 26, said: “To be honest, I don’t know. I’m going to be here next season, after that we’ll see.

“It’s absurd to talk about something more than a year away.

“I stayed mainly because of the ban. Atletico need me more than ever. It would be dirty to leave.

“I wouldn’t have been myself or the person that I feel I am today, if I had left the club in that way.”

Antoine Griezmann claims he mainly stayed at Atletico Madrid due to the club's transfer ban
Antoine Griezmann claims he mainly stayed at Atletico Madrid due to the club’s transfer ban
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France international Antoine Griezmann felt it would be 'dirty' to leave Atletico Madrid in the circumstances
France international Antoine Griezmann felt it would be ‘dirty’ to leave Atletico Madrid in the circumstances
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Griezmann insists he never spoke to United boss Jose Mourinho while United were interested.

But the France international does put one thing down to Old Trafford, his look as he was a huge fan of David Beckham.

David Beckham is a role model for Ateltico Madrid star David Beckham
David Beckham is a role model for Ateltico Madrid star David Beckham
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Antoine Griezmann loved ex-Manchester United star David Beckham's style
Antoine Griezmann loved ex-Manchester United star David Beckham’s style
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He told the August edition of Four Four Two magazine: “I used to like David Beckham a lot and it’s actually because of him that my interest in tattoos first began.

“I wouldn’t say that I copied his style but I admired him and would look him up on the internet so that I could find out more about him.”

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