Antoine Griezmann reveals the only club he’d leave Atletico to join (not Man United)

The Atletico Madrid striker is interested in a move to one team, but it's not Man United or Chelsea

Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann Photo: Puma

Antoine Griezmann has admitted there is one team that could tempt the striker to leave Atletico Madrid this summer.

The France international has been linked with a big-money move in the summer throughout the 2016-17 season given his eye-catching performances for los Rojiblancos.

Manchester United were thought to be leading the race to sign the 26-year-old centre-forward as Jose Mourinho looks to improve his attacking options at Old Trafford.

Premier League champions Chelsea and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger are also thought to have retained an interest in the France star ahead of the summer transfer window.

Griezmann, for the most part, has remained tight-lipped about his future plans to keep Manchester United supporters on edge.

However, the France star has revealed that there is one team that could tempt him to leave Atletico Madrid – but it’s not a football club.

Asked during a radio interview about whether there is a club that could tempt him to leave Atletico, Griezmann opened up about his love of NBA franchise New York Knicks.

“I would only leave Atleti to play with Derrick Rose,” Griezmann is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

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Griezmann would be relatively small for a basketball player, standing at 5ft 9ins, although Boston Celtic guard Isaiah Thomas has shone in the NBA playoffs despite being the same height as the Atletico star.

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