Well, any lingering hope that Manchester United had of signing Antoine Griezmann has been ended.The French attacker has officially put pen to paper on a new contract with the Spanish giants, with him now tied down until 2022 – five years from now.
As we all know, Griezmann had been heavily linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams this summer, but our interest in him suddenly cooled. Which was rather coincidental as it was the day we learned that Atletico had their transfer ban upheld – meaning they couldn’t sign any new players.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) June 13, 2017
Whilst it is a huge blow for us, you simply have to applaud his decision for showing such loyalty in the modern day game. It’s a rare commodity, and for him to put his team and his fellow squad mates ahead of himself takes a lot of bravery.
Who knows if the move will happen in the future, but it definitely just got a whole lot harder in my opinion. Although we don’t know the ins and outs of the deal as of yet, the club now holds all the cards as they are in no real rush to sell Griezmann – that’s unless there is some sort of release clause inserted in his new contract.