The 27-year-old, who now has a €100m release clause, has had persistent speculation over a potential move away from the Wanda Metropolitano with Barcelona thought to be the main interested party.
The dragged out, nauseous nature of Griezmann's announcement on Thursday angered many people on social media.
And yet, he opted to reveal his decision in a 45-minute TV special - in a stunt reminiscent of LeBron James' identically titled ESPN special in 2010, when the National Basketball Association star announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat.
"They are doing everything they can to keep Atletico growing and so that they can play the Champions League final, hopefully at home [in 2019]".
"But the truth is that I'm going to say now".
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"He will go down in history at Atletico, at Barca he'd be just another player", he said.
Griezmann ultimately made a decision to do the right thing by his employers by not abandoning them, and since then Manchester United's interest in the France worldwide has cooled.
The France forward then said on Tuesday at a news conference that a decision had been reached but it "is not the time" to reveal what it was.
Both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius did not put in convincing performances for the Reds' through last season and following the costly mistakes the latter fell to in the UCL final against Real Madrid last month, Jurgen Klopp has been actively seeking a world-class keeper to bring to Anfield next season.