Man United dealt massive blow as target to remain at club

Atletico Madrid general manager Clemente Villaverde become visible to have poured cold water on Barcelona and Manchester United’s chances of signing Antoine Griezmann.

Both The Red Devils and Blaugrana have been strongly tipped to land the France attacker upcoming summer, with Griezmann’s release (buy-out) clause set to drop from €200m to €100m on July 1.

After all, speaking after the Europa League draw in Swiss city Nyon on Friday, during which Atletico Madird drew Arsenal in the last four, Clemente told Mundo Deportivo:

“At the moment, all I can say is that he is an Atlético Madrid player.”

“I can only talk about facts and reality, not the future. He has a contract with us. Nobody has asked for him.”

“Griezmann is an Atlético player. I do not know anything about Barcelona.”

The 27-year-old France international, after all, said to be favouring a fresh challenge and the decision regarding of his future may well come down to whether he can tempt Atletico’s management to part ways with him.

This season, in all competitions, Antoine Griezmann has made 41 appearances, netted 25 goals and provided 13 assists so far.