Rio Ferdinand sends confident message to Man United fans about Antoine Griezmann

The Manchester United legend is confident Jose Mourinho can attract Antoine Griezmann to Old Trafford this summer

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann Photo: Puma

Rio Ferdinand is confident that Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann is an attainable transfer target for Manchester United this summer.

The France international has been heavily linked with a move to the 13-time Premier League winners throughout Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge at Old Trafford.

The Atletico striker rated his chances of joining Manchester United as “six out of ten” earlier this week, before taking to Twitter to urge his followers to ignore the incessant transfer speculation surrounding his future.

Griezmann scored 16 times in La Liga as Atletico finish in third place in the 2016-17 season, while the 25-year-old netted six goals in their run to the Champions League semi-finals.

Manchester United secured their return to the Champions League on Wednesday night thank to a 2-0 victory over Eredivisie giants Ajax in the Europa League final.

Speaking to BT Sport about the calibre of signings Mourinho will be able to attract this summer, former Manchester United defender Ferdinand said:

“Jose Mourinho has a real opportunity to go and attract the top players like Griezmann, that everyone keeps talking about.”

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Manchester United set a new transfer record last summer when Mourinho signed Paul Pogba in an £89m deal from Serie A giants Juventus.

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