Manchester United have made a €80 million bid for Euro 2016 best player Antonie Griezmann. The British club is still looking to make attacking squad. However, Atletico Madrid stated that Griezmann will be at Atletico Madrid for a long time. Last year, Antonie Griezmann extended his Atletico Madrid contract that expires in 2021. The French forward stated that he would like to play for Atletico Madrid as long as club manager Diego Simeone is manager of club.
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Atletico Madrid is also renewing their home ground that is going to be out of budget and transfers like of Griezmann could help them in raising funds. Griezmann was shortlisted in FIFA Ballon D’or 2016 and FIFA’s The Best Prizes. Atletico Madrid president stated that Griezmann will be at Atletico for long time. He said
“I don’t know what Manchester United’s interest is. But Griezmann will be at Atletico for a long time.”
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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is international team-mate and very good friend of Antonie Griezmann. Both players speaks regularly about the club, their manager Jose Mourinho and the Premier League. During an interview, the Euro 2016 best player said
“I always ask Pogba about Manchester United,” he said. “If some of the players are that good. If Mourinho is that good. It’s an enormous club, a really good project. I have heard a lot of things about United and PSG, but at the moment I don’t see myself at another club.”
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Wayne Rooney’s future at Manchester United is uncertain who could be replaced by Griezmann. The Atletico Madrid forward is capable of playing an any forward position. Jose Mourinho believes that Paul Pogba could be help him in signing Antonie Griezmann. But they may need to wait one more season as the French forward is happy at his current club.
Manchester United are currently at the sixth spot in Premier League standings, 14 points below leaders Chelsea. The Red Devils have qualified for the fifth round of FA Cup and will play against Blackburn Rovers. Also, United have qualified for the final of Football League Cup.