Antoine Griezmann to Man Utd: Diego Simeone makes shock transfer admission over €100m deal
DIEGO SIMEONE has hinted he is powerless to stop Antoine Griezmann leaving Atletico Madrid amid interest from Manchester United.
The France star has developed into one of the best forwards in the world since joining the Spanish side in 2014.Earlier this month, the 23-year-old came third in FIFA's Best Player of the Year awards behind Lionel Messi and winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Manchester United have been chasing Griezmann for several months.
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And this week, reports suggested Atletico were resigned to losing Griezmann to the Premier League side in the summer.
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann
The buy-out clause in Griezmann's contract is £86million (100m euros) but United could be forced to pay above that which could smashing the transfer record set when they signed Paul Pogba from Juventus for £89m last summer.
And Simeone says he is unable to prevent any of his players exiting the Vincente Caleron. "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.
Antoine Griezmann has been outstanding for Atletico Madrid
"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."I am not surprised that the teams who are looking are the ones who can afford him."
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