French superstar Antoine Griezmann has informed Atletico Madrid that he wants to leave the club this summer.
Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and Jose Mourinho is ready to trigger his £87million release clause to land him at Old Trafford this summer.
Manchester United have been handed a huge boost in their chase for the French superstar as he informed the Atletico hierarchy that he would like to part ways with the club, according to reports in Spain from Atletico correspondent Antonio Ruiz.
Ruiz said: “Griezmann has transmitted to the club’s chiefs that wants to go out”.
Wayne Rooney is now on the brink to make his way out of Man Utd and it is believed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be available for one more season. At such a juncture the Red Devils are now keen on landing Griezmann in the summer as they look to secure their long-term future with a marquee striker.
And if Man Utd match his release clause, Atletico Madrid would not be able to prevent Grizmann from negotiating personal terms.
Mourinho has now revealed that the transfer dealings are now in the hands of Ed Woodward, who now has been handed a shortlist of players by the Portuguese boss.
Asked if Griezmann was going to arrive at Old Trafford, he said: “I have no idea. You have to ask Ed Woodward.”
“He knows since March who I want, what I want and how much I want.”
“He knows everything since March and now it is for him to work, because he will have holidays in August and in August I am working.”
On Monday, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo accentuated that Griezmann will not leave and will paly at the Wanda Metropolitano next season.
Speaking to Marca, he said: “Griezmann will stay here.”
“Not here at the Calderon, but at the Wanda.”