MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed a deal for Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann, according to an agent.
The France international has been linked with a world record move to Old Trafford with his release clause being estimated to be over £84m.
But now Vincent Rodriguez – a former Fifa accredited agent – has claimed a financial deal has been done.
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Griezmann’s adviser Eric Olhats recently quashed speculation of PSG’s interest in the forward, and reminded everyone of his huge £84million release clause.
Olhats said: “There is an existing clause of €100m, which is unavoidable.
“We’re thinking right now about the most suitable offer. Real Madrid and other clubs are part of this thinking process.
“Antoine doesn’t want to leave the club at any cost. That is false.”
Eric Olhats is Griezmann’s long time agent and adviserJose Mourinho made Griezmann his top summer transfer target and it looks like he has now got his man.
Olhats added about speculation linking him with PSG: “Last year, there was a real interest, but not this year. He might not be in their plans any more.”
Griezmann himself appears to be sick of talking about his future, and stormed out of his post-match interview after the Espanyol game, saying: “That’s it, I’ve already spoken. I do not want to talk any more.”
Griezmann’s friend and international team-mate, Paul Pogba, has been important in United’s pursuit of the 26-year-Old.
Real Madrid were also hopeful of landing the former Real Sociedad hitman.
But Griezmann all-but ruled out a move to the Bernabeu earlier this month.
He said: “I won’t rule anything out, but I’m happy at Atletico and hopefully I can stay here,” he said.
“We always believe, even if we have a minute left, that we can win. We’re very well physically, you could see that we finished the game better than Madrid.
“Interest from Madrid? I can’t say ‘yes’ or ‘no’. You never know what can happen in football, but moving from Atletico to Real, I don’t know if it’s achievable.
“Very few players have done so. For this reason, I think it’s dead.”