Antoine Griezmann’s agent confirms Manchester United are ready for the Atletico Madrid star

Antoine Griezmann’s rumored move to Manchester United has been confirmed by his agent who revealed that the 26-year-old France international will surely join The Reds for a mouth-watering transfer fee.

Antoine Griezmann has a buyout clause of £85m in his contract

Image: Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann’s new contract includes a £85 million buyout clause. His squad number and wages for the Premier League side are no longer in debate, the agent said.

Terms of the record-breaking contract went public in January though as a verbal agreement between Jose Mourinho’s employers and the player’s agent, The Independent wrote.

Having successfully secured services from other France international footballers – Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, Mourinho believes a new squad with Griezmann in the front line, will pose a huge threat to rival clubs.

Eric Olhats spoke with Telefoot in an interview, saying they’re yet to compile a list of all proposals received from interested clubs but adds that Manchester United has made a “concrete” offer. The Red Devils stand tall among all bidders, reports confirm.

“We’re at the stage of gathering information from clubs who have a concrete interest,” Olhats told the French television programme.

“The unavoidable £85m clause weeds out a large number of clubs.

“Among the competitors are Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Barcelona.

“United were the first to make a concrete offer. They’re the only club with ‘concrete offers.'”


Image: Antoine Griezmann

Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more La Liga goals than Griezmann since August 2012.

“I always get the same questions about my future and it is getting a bit tiresome,” the forward to Mirror in March. “Like I always say, I am very happy here at Atletico and in Madrid.

The weather is great, my team-mates are some of the best you can have and I am working with a great coach. So I am feeling very well here. I see no reason why I would want to leave.”