Antoine Griezmann’s advisor opens up about Man United transfer

The Manchester United target's advisor Eric Olhats opens up about 'concrete' interest from the Red Devils in Antoine Griezmann

Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann Photo: Antoine Griezmann/Instagram

Antoine Griezmann’s advisor has revealed that Manchester United were the first to make a concrete offer to the Atletico Madrid striker.

The France international has been heavily linked with a move to sign the France international throughout the 2016-17 season.

Griezmann’s compatriot Paul Pogba moved to Old Trafford last summer, and the striker has spoken of his desire to play club football with the midfielder.

The 25-year-old has scored 16 times and has made seven assists in 31 appearances in La Liga this season to help Diego Simeone’s side to challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Griezmann has proven his Champions League pedigree with a return of five goals and two assists in 10 games in Europe’s premier club competition.

And the Manchester United target’s agent has spoken about the Red Devils’ interest in his client ahead of the summer transfer window.

“We’re at the stage of gathering information from clubs who have a concrete interest,” Eric Olhats told French TV show Telefoot as quoted by Sky Sports.

“There is an unavoidable €100m clause so that restricts the number of candidates. You have United, City, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

“United were the first to come and see us and the most concrete in their wishes.”

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