Premier League duo were no competition for Atletico Madrid, claims France star

first_img1 Antoine Griezmann says he never considered joining Arsenal or Tottenham in the summer after he spoke to Atletico Madrid.The two Premier League sides and Monaco were all interested in the striker in the summer when he was plying his trade for Real Sociedad.The Frenchman scored 16 goals last season in a struggling Spanish side so he had plenty of options when the club decided to cash in on him.The La Liga champions agreed to pay his £24m release fee in July and he has now already scored 14 league goals for Diego Simeone’s side.“I do not know anything (about joining other clubs). I have only spoken with Atletico,” he said.“After the first contact with (CEO) Gil Marin, I said I wanted to play with this club.” Antoine Griezmann in action for Atletico Madrid last_img