Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez reacts to Antoine Griezmann’s transfer – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has rubbished concerns over Antoine Griezmann’s potential transfer to Manchester United.

The Frenchman claimed he’s prepared to leave Atletico in an attempt to win silverware and insisted there was a 60 percent chance he could move to Man United this summer.

There is said to be a £87million release clause in his contract which Jose Mourinho is allegedly willing to pay even though Atletico are not allowed to sign players after Fifa imposed a transfer ban on the club.

Speaking about his team-mate’s situation, Saul believes Atletico will be able to cope if he does make the move to Manchester.

“In the end, Antoine Griezmann can manage his future as he wishes,” he said. “He is with us. We are waiting for him in pre-season and finally his future he will decide.

“If Antoine Griezmann leaves we have [Fernando] Torres, [Kevin] Gameiro, [Angel] Correa and [Yannick] Carrasco.

“He is a very important player for us, we know the quality he has, but most importantly no one player is above the club.”

Griezmann has already confirmed his future at the club will be confirmed within the coming week although United will need to wait until mid-June to conclude a deal.

He’ll have a busy set of games with France in June, with a World Cup qualifier in Sweden between international friendlies against Paraguay and England so fans will have to wait to hear his decision.

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