Guillem Balague rates Man United’s chances of signing Antoine Griezmann

Man United are among the front-runners for Antoine Griezmann's signature next year, says Guillem Balague

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Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann Photo: Screengrab

Guillem Balague has claimed that Manchester United and Barcelona are the favourites to sign Antoine Griezmann next year.

Griezmann was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United at the start of next summer and he even rated his chances of moving to Old Trafford as “six out of 10” before he ended up committing his short-term future to Atletico.

The 26-year-old France international is widely regarded as one of the finest attacking talents in Europe and there is bound to be plenty of speculation linking him with a move away from Atletico as the January transfer window draws closer.

Barcelona have also been touted as a possible destination for Griezmann in recent weeks as the speculation about his future continues.

Now, Spanish football expert Balague has delivered the latest news on Greizmann’s future.

Balague told Sky Sports: “In the summer he said there was a 6/10 possibility that he would go to Manchester United, things that were unnecessary because the club were always going to give him an increase in his wages.

“And he now earns €12m a year and there was an increase in his buyout clause which is €200m until July 1, but will then revert back to €100m.

“There was no need to flirt with anybody, but he still did that and so there are players in the dressing room who are doubting his commitment.

“The club, I know, feel that he will leave in the summer, with United and Barcelona favourites to sign him, while Real may consider him too.

“Having said no to a huge offer from United after he had spoken to Jose Mourinho, he will now consider those possibilities.

“PSG, meanwhile, will need to sell first, but they have also made some enquiries about his interest in joining them.

“Nothing has been signed at the moment with anybody, I’m told, but the club feel he will leave.”

Griezmann has scored two goals and made two assists in 10 La Liga games so far this season.

Manchester United are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as the Red Devils consider bolstering their squad in the new year.

The Red Devils were one of the busiest clubs last summer as they brought in Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic.

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