Can’t tie down Griezmann – Diego Simeone

January 19, 2017
Diego Simeone Man United Antoine GriezmannDiego Simeone says he can not tie down Man United target Antoine Griezmann

DIEGOSIMEONE says he can not tie down AntoineGriezmann amid speculation Manchester United are out to sign him in the summer.United boss Jose Mourinho hopes to lure the French superstar to Old Trafford at the end of the season in a mega-money transfer.

Griezmann himself has expressed in the past that he would like to play alongside close friend and current Red Devils star Paul Pogba at club level.

Atletico Madrid would obviously want keep the much coveted striker but boss Simeone admits his club could be helpless to keep hold to him.

“I don’t tie anybody down. It is normal that the best teams in the world want him”

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone on Man Utd target Antoine Griezmann

“I don’t tie anybody down, I simply keep working to continue getting better for the sake of the club,” he told a press conference.

“He is in an extraordinary moment, is working well, has got back on the scoresheet and his form is good.

“It is normal that the best teams in the world want him.

Man United Atletico Madrid Antoine GriezmannMan United will make a move for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann in the summer

“I am not surprised that the teams who are looking are the ones who can afford him.”Griezmann has a £85m release clause in his current Atletico contract.

Several of Europe’s other top clubs are also keeping tabs on him ahead of the summer transfer window.

Man United Jose Mourinho Antoine GriezmannMan United boss Jose Mourinho wants Antoine Griezmann

United smashed the transfer record to signPogba fromJuventus last summer and would not befazed in spending a similar amount to landGriezmann.Mourinho is eager to attract the world’s top talent to Old Trafford and the club have the funds to help him do just that.

Griezmann has scored 13 goals in 29 appearances for club and country so far this season.


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