Monday 20 November 2017

Antoine Griezmann ends interview after questions about his Atletico Madrid future

Antoine Griezmann during the match between RCD Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid, for the round 33 of the Liga Santander, played at RCD Espanyol Stadium on 22th April 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.(Photo by Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Antoine Griezmann during the match between RCD Espanyol vs Atletico Madrid, for the round 33 of the Liga Santander, played at RCD Espanyol Stadium on 22th April 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.(Photo by Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

It seems that Antoine Griezmann is getting a little jaded by constant questions about his future at Atletico Madrid.

The France striker, who has been relentlessly linked with a move to Manchester United in recent months, has persistently stated that he happy at his current club and in no rush to make a move.

Those comments have not stopped a constant stream of rumours linking Griezmann with a £85m summer move to Old Trafford, with United sources refusing to deny that the 26-year-old striker is their top transfer target.

Yet it appears that asking Greizmann about his future has become a pointless media game, as he proved in his post match interview following Atletico’s 1-0 away win against Espanyol on Saturday evening.

The rules governing post match TV interviews in Spain state that players will only be asked questions about the match they have just taken part in, so Griezmann didn’t try to hide his distain for the probes about his future.

"You have said many times that you are happy here but you don’t know what will happen, do you stand by that or are you convinced that you will stay at Atletico?" asked the reporter.

With that, Griezmann promptly ended the interview and headed back to the Atletico dressing room.

It might be best to avoid such questions around one of the most talked about players in European football until next summer.

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