Antoine Griezmann and Mesut Ozil have been continuously linked with a move to Manchester United, but Red Devils head coach Jose Mourinho refused to address those issues
Jose Mourinho has admitted he is not a big fan of the winter transfer window, but said if they could get their much-wanted players in the middle of the season instead of the summer transfer window, he wouldn’t say no to those deals.
Manchester United were heavily linked with Griezmann during the last transfer window, with the 26-year-old hinting he would welcome the switch before committing to Atletico Madrid for the current campaign, GOAL reports.
When Mourinho was asked about the possible transfer moves of the two to Old Trafford, he refused to answer the media: “I don’t speak about players. Especially players who belong to other clubs. There is no sense of me speaking about players.”
“I’m not a big defender of the January market but there are players and situations that sometimes you have the chance to do [something] and you shouldn’t lose that chance,” the Portuguese manager explained.
“I don’t like the January market just to buy [for the sake of it] but if you can buy a player in January that you would buy in June or July and can get him a few months before, then great,” Mourinho concluded.
Diego Simeone was also asked about the move of Griezmann, and the manager told L’Equipe: “I love my players a lot and I love to see them grow. I am not ungrateful.”
“If a player comes to me and says, ‘Coach, I have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play for a certain team, I want to leave’. If he did all he could for me as Griezmann does, I’ll say it’s no problem. I know that he needs to grow.”