ANTOINE GRIEZMANN has admitted Manchester United came close to signing him – but he snubbed the move as he is "very comfortable" in Spain.
The 28-year-old has completed a £108million move to Barcelona after spending five years with Atletico Madrid.
1 Antoine Griezmann scored 19 goals for Atletico Madrid last seasonCredit: Reuters
But he revealed that he could have continued his career in the Premier League after one club showed interest.
In a clip posted by Sky Sports, he said: "It almost happened once but I was very happy where I was.
"I've had a lot of fun in La Liga and we have something the Premier League doesn't – the sun."
The 72-cap France international also revealed that he would like to play alongside international team-mate Alexandre Lacazette.
He said: "As a player I would like to play with Alexandre Lacazette.
"He's a friend of mine off the field and we've played together for the national team. He's got a lot of talent."
Despite being continually linked to United for the past two years, he has a soft spot for Premier League rivals Liverpool.
🏆 – 'Liverpool deserve to win the Premier League for the fans.'
🇫🇷 – 'I would love to play with Lacazette'
Antoine Griezmann has been giving his thoughts on the Premier League…🇬🇧⚽
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 22, 2019
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"In terms of teams, I admire Liverpool because of the fans. Hopefully one day they will win the league again.
Griezmann is now training with his new team-mates ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, but he has got off to a slow start.
The 28-year-old was left red-faced after he was nutmegged TWICE during a training session.