Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann has ruled out a move from Atletico Madrid as long as Diego Simeone remains at the helm of the La Liga side. The French forward has admitted that his future will only come into question if the Argentine manager decides to leave the club to take up a managerial position elsewhere.
The future of both the manager and the player at the club has come under scrutiny this summer as both have been linked with moves away from the Vicente Calderon, but both have long-term contracts with the Spanish capital club. Simeone signed a new deal to remain at the club until 2020 in March, while Griezmann agreed a new deal this summer to remain with the club until at least 2021.
"The only doubt would be if Simeone leaves for PSG or wherever," Griezmann told Telefoot, as quoted by Sky Sports.
"I called him before extending my contract and he confirmed to me that he was staying. I can learn a lot from him.
"PSG are not my goal at the moment. I'm happy in Spain," the France international added.
"I'm always proud to be popular with the fans. I try to smile and do my best. If they like it, it's even better."
The France international, who is said to be a target for United next summer, was subject to interest from a number of clubs from England and abroad this year, but chose to remain with the Spanish capital club, with whom he hopes to win the Champions League. Atletico have come close on two occasions, but failed at the final hurdle losing to arch rivals Real Madrid both times in 2014 and 2016.
"Teams from abroad did, however, call on him during the close season. In England, there were several direct expressions of interest, but a lot of clubs are under reconstruction," Griezmann's agent Eric Olhats said earlier in the summer, as quoted by ESPN FC.
"There were also meetings with Paris Saint-Germain. The project was very attractive, but he's just become a father, he feels good in Spain and Atletico is, I repeat, a great club that gives him everything he expects and which is managed by a great coach."