Manchester United are lining up a sensational summer move for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
Griezmann signed a new contract at Atletico last summer tying him to the Spanish club until 2021, which reportedly contains an £85million (€100m) release clause.
And with Atletico boss Diego Simeone’s future in doubt, Griezmann could be heading to the Premier League at the end of the season.
When asked if he thought the 25-year-old move to Old Trafford was a matter of when and not if, Laurens told ESPN: "I think so, I think so.
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"It feels very much like it’s the end of a cycle at Atletico Madrid with a big question mark over the future of Diego Simeone.
"For Griezmann, he will 26 in March and I think he feels like it is the right time to move on.
"He’s been in Spain all his life, before at Real Sociedad and since 2014, at Atletico Madrid.
"Yes he signed a new deal in the summer to tie him up until 2021 but that was more to put a higher release clause in his contract than anything else really.
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"Everyone knew there would be a time when he wanted to go and see something different and try another adventure."
Griezmann is good friends with Paul Pogba, with the pair growing close as France finished runners-up at Euro 2016 last summer.
And Laurens added: “Paul Pogba, who is like a brother to him, has been on the phone a lot saying ‘come to United, come to United, it’s an amazing place, the Premier League is made for you’.
“So I think we will see [Griezmann] in the Premier League next season."
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