Agent Confirms Man Utd Interest For €100m-rated Rapid No.7
Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann is currently weighing up his options ahead of the summer transfer window, agent Eric Olhats has confirmed.
Griezmann emerged as one of the game’s most sought-after talents last year, after guiding Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final and France to the Euro 2016 final.
Though he lost both of those show-piece events, Los Rojiblancos’ No.7 enjoyed much individual success, such as winning the European Championships Golden Boot and placing third in the Ballon d’Or voting.
Squawka understands that Jose Mourinho identified Griezmann as his top transfer target in January, and is prepared to break the world-record transfer fee for the second year running.
The player’s representative has now revealed that the Red Devils and Real Madrid have made contact over a move, though the 26-year-old is not actively pushing for a transfer.
Olhats told Telefoot (via the Manchester Evening News): “United told us about their project – [their inquiry was] the first and the most solid.
“We’re thinking right now about the most suitable offer. Real Madrid and other clubs are part of this thinking process. There is an existing clause of €100m, which is unavoidable.
“Antoine doesn’t want to leave the club at any cost. That is false.”
Griezmann netted the winning goal for Atletico against Espanyol in La Liga this weekend, though after a faltering domestic season, his club’s sights are firmly on a Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid next month