Insider reveals all about Man United transfer bid for Antoine Griezmann

Julien Laurens believes Antoine Griezmann will move to Manchester United this summer

Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann Photo: Puma

Manchester United will sign Antoine Griezmann in the summer transfer window, according to one Guardian reporter.

Ligue 1 expert Julien Laurens has revealed that the France striker is on course to move to Manchester United in the summer.

Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils throughout the 2016-17 season after starring at the European championship last summer.

The 26-year-old striker rated his chances of moving to Manchester United as “six out of ten” earlier this month before Griezmann took to Twitter at the weekend to urge his followers to ignore the incessant transfer speculation surrounding his future.

Griezmann is close friends with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba after their impressive performances together for les Bleus.

Speaking to The Times’ football podcast The Game about Griezmann’s summer transfer plans, Ligue 1 expert Laurens said:

“He will go to Man United and play with his best mate Paul Pogba.

“The first key thing was to qualify for the Champions League, which they did by winning the Europa League.

“The second key thing is Atletico’s transfer ban will be lifted and we will know very soon. Manchester United will splash the cash.

“He will go there and it will be wonderful for the Premier League to have him there.”

Griezmann scored 16 times in the 2016-17 La Liga campaign, while the France striker netted six goals in their Champions League season.

Atletico lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.

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