Premier League: Antoine Griezmann reaches agreement with Manchester United, say reports


France striker Antoine Griezmann has reached an agreement with Manchester United over a transfer from Atletico Madrid at the end of the season, Yahoo Sport has reported.

According to the report, United would have to pay at least €100 million ($108.11 million) to secure the services of the 25-year-old forward, who has scored 14 goals in 39 appearances for Les Bleus and was instrumental in the side's run to the Euro 2016 final.

 Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann kicks a penalty. Reuters

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann kicks a penalty. Reuters

Griezmann was the leading scorer in the tournament with six goals but hosts France lost 0-1 to Portugal in the title decider.

The Press Association, however, reports that no agreement has been reached, citing a Manchester United source.

United are sixth in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Chelsea.

On Wednesday night Canal Plus, a French TV station, claimed Griezmann has agreed personal terms with United and may earn as much as Paul Pogba’s £17.7m a year salary though the club is yet to agree on a fee with Atlético. He is contracted with the Spanish club until 2021.


According to ESPN FC, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to add two forwards to the squad during the summer transfer window, due to concerns over the ability of his current strikers to make the team competitive in every competition.

United have scored just 33 goals in 23 Premier League games so far this season, and most recently, drew 0-0 with Hull City on Wednesday night.

(With inputs from Reuters.)


Published Date: Feb 02, 2017 08:49 pm | Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 08:49 pm



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