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Griezmann admits to PSG interest: "I didn't want to know"

Atlético's French striker Griezmann confirmed PSG had been interested in signing him during Euro 2016, but he turned them down. PSG vs Bayern Munich

Griezmann celebra un gol.

PSG wanted Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann, Atlético's in demand striker, admitted in an interview to Le Parisien, that PSG, "were very interested in me during Euro 2016, but I told my agent that I didn't want to know about anything that wasn't to do with the French national side".

Antoine Griezmann at Euro 2016.
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Antoine Griezmann at Euro 2016.FRANCK FIFEAFP

Mourinho said to be keen on Griezmann

Griezmann has been talked about as a transfer target for Europe's big clubs, with rumours that Mourinho is lining up a move to bring him to Manchester United. The player himself has said he'd only think about moving if Simeone left.

"PSG were really keen"

He continued: "I knew PSG were really keen, and it's a big club that's constantly looking to be bigger, but I was only focused on the national side, and I wanted to isolate myself from everything, from Atlético, from PSG and any possible interest in me. My head was just focused on the European Championships.

Griezmann gutted at losing finals

Griezmann also admitted he was "absolutely gutted at losing two finals [the Champions League final against Real Madrid and the Euro 2016 final against Portugal] - you never know if you'll get back there".

Griezmann, in tears alongside Godín.
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Griezmann, in tears alongside Godín.Kai PfaffenbachREUTERS

Griezmann happy in Spain

The Atleti striker also talked about his adopted homeland, Spain: "Spain is my daily life. I eat at three, I sleep the siesta, I talk to my dog in Spanish... my daughter's first words were in Spanish. Now I make the effort to speak to her in French. I've been here since I was 14". 



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