Griezmann confirms Man Utd wanted to sign him but Barcelona star snubbed transfer as he is ‘very comfortable’ in Spain

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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.

Griezmann confirms Man Utd wanted to sign him but Barcelona star snubbed transfer as he is ‘very comfortable’ in Spain1 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.

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