Report: Antoine Griezmann was never close to joining PSG

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PSG managed to strengthen their squad during the 2023 summer transfer window, despite facing setbacks in some areas. Amid the transfer speculation, one prominent rumor involved Antoine Griezmann potentially joining Paris Saint-Germain.

The attacking department was a priority for PSG, with efforts to sign players like Harry Kane and Randal Kolo Muani facing difficulties. During the final days of the transfer market, the name of Antoine Griezmann became a hot topic, with journalist Fabrizio Romano weighing in.

Romano consistently stated that there was never any intention for the French international to depart from Atlético Madrid. As the transfer window closed, Romano provided further clarity, confirming that no negotiations had taken place between PSG and Antoine Griezmann.

This information aligns with Griezmann's strong desire to stay with his long-time club, Atlético Madrid, despite reported interest from Saudi Arabia offering a substantial salary. However, it appears that financial incentives are not the primary concern for the 2018 World Cup champion.