With Manchester United hovering, it’s being reported in Spain that Antoine Griezmann has finally told Atletico Madrid of his intention to leave the club this summer.
According to Antonio Ruiz, a very well-connected and reliable Atleti correspondent, the French forward has informed the club that he wishes to move on…
ATLÉTICO DE MADRID | @RuizAntonito: “Griezmann le ha transmitido a la zona noble del club que quiere salir”.
— Deportes Cope (@deportescope) May 30, 2017
Translation: Griezmann tells Atletico he wants to leavehttps://t.co/m8nC9nKQEU
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 30, 2017
Not that it’s 100% gospel, but that’s as close as your going to get to hearing it from the horse’s mouth.
Should United trigger Griezmann’s release clause, the transfer fee involved would be upward of £86million – thanks to the large five-year contract extension he signed last July.
Still, they’d probably make that kind of money back in first-day shirt sales alone.