Antoine Griezmann Opens Up on Major League Soccer, Manchester United, and Love for Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann Opens Up on Major League Soccer, Manchester United, and Love for Atletico Madrid

Byron Pillay
updated at December 31, 2023 at 7:42 AM
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  • Antoine Griezmann is enjoying life in Spain after returning to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona
  • The Frenchman opened up on his thoughts about Major League Soccer and his future at Atleti
  • Manchester United were linked with a move for Griezmann after his recent career resurgence

Antoine Griezmann is not ruling out any moves when it comes to his future.

Now 32, the Atletico Madrid star is loving life in La Liga, but he is also leaving his options open when it comes to a move away from Spain.

Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring for Atletico Madrid.
Antoine Griezmann has opened up on his future at Atletico Madrid after his career resurgence at the Spanish side. Image: Diego Souto.
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As noted by The Mirror, the former Barcelona player admitted that he would be open to a move to Major League Soccer in the future.

The North American League has attracted many big-name stars, including Lionel Messi and now Hugo Lloris.

Griezmann comments on potential MLS move

Having experienced a career resurgence since rejoining Atletico from Barcelona, Griezmann admitted that he wouldn’t play for another side in Europe except for Los Rojiblancos.

With his deal at the side expiring in 2026, Griezmann admitted that he saw the MLS as an option.

"Beyond Europe, what I would like later is the MLS, I have always recognised that. But Atlético will be almost one hundred percent be my last club in Europe. It's where I want to be, where I see myself happiest, and here I am at home," he said.

His comments also come after he was linked with a move to Manchester United on the back of his recent form.

Griezmann’s resurgence at Atleti

Since rejoining the side in 2022, the Frenchman has found a new lease on life in the Spanish capital.

He initially left the side to join Barcelona in 2019 when they paid his €120m release clause, ESPN noted.

After failing to live up to expectations at the Camp Nou, he returned to Atleti on a two-year loan deal before Diego Simeone’s side signed him back permanently.

Griezmann has repaid that faith and scored 16 goals in all competitions already for the team.

His brace against Getafe saw him net his 173rd goal in the team’s colours, equalling Luis Aragones’ feat.

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Griezmann equals Lionel Messi's record

Antoine Griezmann has hit a rich vein of form in La Liga for Atletico Madrid, and his memorable performances are paying off.

The former Barcelona star recently picked up his his eighth La Liga Player of the Month Award, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Griezmann now joins former Barcelona captain Messi as the footballer with the most Player of the Month awards in the Spanish league.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.