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Atletico's Antoine Griezmann has 'a lot of doubts' over Premier League move

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann says he will consider his future at the end of the season, but suggested the weather in England might put him off a move to the Premier League.

Griezmann, 25, came third in the 2016 Ballon d'Or after finishing as top scorer at Euro 2016 and the France international has been linked with a big-money move to Manchester United, PSG and a host of other top European clubs.

However, the player himself is not sure that he would be happy leaving for another club, especially one in England where the bad weather will play a part in his decision to move there.

"With Real Sociedad, I felt that I needed to leave. For the moment, I do not know where that desire came from," he told RMC.

"Who knows how the season will finish. If it finishes badly, maybe I will ask myself the question. For the moment, it is not relevant...

"Aside from that, I am asking myself where I could go. In Spain, there is Barcelona and Real Madrid.

"Barcelona have the three [Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez] up top. Real Madrid, that is impossible because of the club I am at [Real's fierce Madrid rivals Atletico]. I think that between them, there is a pact [not to sell players between them].

"Germany, the league does not attract me much. France, not for the moment.

"And England, I have a lot of doubts about my private life. Everything like rain, bad weather... I need to feel happy outside."

Griezmann added that he enjoyed watching the Premier League, but that Spain's La Liga was a better fit for his style of play.

"I like the teams who bring intensity like in England," he said. "Yes, I watch the English league. The referees let the game flow, the stadiums are always full. But if I have to choose one league, it is the Spanish league, because it corresponds the best with my game."

Asked about the chances of playing for Marseille, for whom international teammates Dimitri Payet and Patrice Evra have recently signed, Griezmann said he would be interested one day "but not for the moment."

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