Antoine Griezmann has committed his future to Atletico Madrid after Manchester United cooled their interest in signing him this summer.
The Frenchman was thought to be Jose Mourinho‘s priority in September as the club had been working on a deal to sign the 26-year-old for almost a year, however, the main target is now an out-and-out striker.
Although United have not completely ruled out a move, they have briefed the press that a move is unlikely, even though they were previously willing to trigger Greizmann’s €100million release clause.
Writing on Instagram, Griezmann claimed: “Now more than ever. Atleti. All together.”
The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the transfer ban Fifa had imposed on Atletico, and although that seemed to increase the likelihood of a move, it seems like he understands Deigo Simeone won’t be able to replace him, especially with the transfer ban.
With Real Madrid reserve Alvaro Morata very close to agreeing on a move to AC Milan, Ed Woodward will be working very hard on Mourinho’s targets as Everton striker Romelu Lukaku looks like the ideal alternative.
He’s proven in the Premier League, has been able to perform and secure points when Everton haven’t been playing well and at 24, has plenty of time to become a top player at Old Trafford.