Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Atletico Midfielder: We Can Cope without Antoine

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Atletico Midfielder: We Can Cope without Antoine

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ATLETICO Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has dismissed concerns over Antoine Griezmann's possible transfer to United.

Griezmann said last week there was a 60 per cent chance he could move to United, who earmarked the 26-year-old as their priority signings almost a year ago. The France international has an £87m release clause which United are believed to have no issue with triggering, yet Atletico are forbidden from signing players after Fifa imposed a transfer ban on the club.

However, Saul has confidence in Atletico's alternative options up front in the event Griezmann does move to Manchester.

"In the end, Antoine Griezmann can manage his future as he wishes," Saul told Marca and AS Diario. "He is with us. We are waiting for him in pre-season and finally his future he will decide. …

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