Antoine Griezmann’s potential move to Manchester United has been categorically denied by Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo.
Griezmann has been strongly linked with a summer arrival at Manchester united over the last few weeks.
Jose Mourinho is said to be desperate to meet the French attacking sensation’s £85million release clause to secure this deal and there are reports suggesting personal terms have already been broadly agreed too.
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But Cerezo is still puzzled by the transfer saga. He still believes Atletico’s star performer is going nowhere.
“Every time I see Antoine I give him a hug,” Cerezo told Spanish radio station Cadena COPE.
“Antoine is a fantastic player and loves life at Atletico. I don’t know what Manchester United’s interest is. But Griezmann will be at Atletico for a long time.”
However, these comments completely differ from that of Griezmann’s image adviser, who believes a move to Old Trafford would be the perfect future for his client.
“When I read articles on a hypothetical transfer to Manchester United, I have to say this would be the ideal scenario in marketing,” Sebastien Bellencontre said.
“He would play for the same club as Beckham, his idol, with the same legendary No. 7 on the back.”
Griezmann’s current under contract runs until 2021, having penned a new deal only in June which includes a staggering €100m release clause to ward off interest from some of the elite clubs of Europe.