Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann admits that while “I won’t rule out” Real Madrid, he thinks such a move is “dead” due to the rivalry shared by both clubs.
Griezmann scored a late equaliser to earn Atleti a 1-1 draw with Madrid in the Derbi on Saturday, in a game preceded by speculation linking the forward with Los Blancos, but he made it clear that he wanted to stay at the Vicente Calderon next season.
“I won’t rule anything out, but I’m happy at Atletico and hopefully I can stay here,” he said after the game.
“We always believe, even if we have a minute left, that we can win. We’re very well physically, you could see that we finished the game better than Madrid.
“Interest from Madrid? I can’t say ‘yes’ or ‘no’. You never know what can happen in football, but moving from Atletico to Real, I don’t know if it’s achievable.
“Very few players have done so. For this reason, I think it’s dead.”