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Griezmann to Man Utd! – £30m Athletico Madrid striker sends transfer message to Manchester United



Griezmann to Man Utd! – £30m Athletico Madrid striker sends transfer message to Manchester United

Man United have been linked with a move for the Atletico Madrid talisman with Erik ten Hag keen to find support for Rasmus Hojlund.

Antoine Griezmann hopes to become a legend at Atletico Madrid.

Antoine Griezmann has poured cold water on links with Manchester United by insisting he wants to become a ‘legend’ at Atletico Madrid.

Recent media reports in Spain had linked United with a move for Griezmann, suggesting there could be a release clause worth just €25million (£21.7m) in his contract.

Erik ten Hag is thought to want a more experienced forward to support 20-year-old Rasmus Hojlund.

At 32, Griezmann would fit the bill and the French international is enjoying some of the best form of his career with Atleti.

He already has eight goals and one assist in 12 La Liga appearances this season, having registered an impressive 31 goal contributions in the league last term.

Diego Simeone’s side are firmly in the La Liga title race once again this season, with Griezmann at the core of their team.

And the 2018 World Cup winner insists he is keen to stay in the Spanish capital and bring home silverware.

“I have to earn myself to be a legend in this club,” Griezmann told Marca. “That’s my mission. By 2024 I want to bring joy to the fans and some title for Atlético. It would be a dream.”

United have identified a striker as one of four key areas to focus on recruitment over the next two transfer windows, with Ten Hag keen to bring in genuine competition for Hojlund who is yet to score in the Premier League.

Anthony Martial’s contract expires in the summer and the club will likely opt against activating a 12-month extension in order to get him off the books.

Martial could leave as part of a major clearout at United once Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes control of footballing operations.

Jadon Sancho is another attacker who will almost certainly leave, with a January exit likely amid his exile from the first-team

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