English Premiership

United verbally agree Griezmann deal - report

2017-01-18 12:19
Antoine Griezmann.(Getty Images)

Manchester - Manchester United are rumoured to be increasingly confident of signing Antoine Griezmann next season with a verbal agreement already in place.

It is believed that United have "verbally agreed" to trigger the Frenchman's release-clause which is set at ‎£86 million (€100 million) with the Euro 2016 top scorer even being touted to take over the famous number 7 shirt from Memphis Depay.

The Frenchman admitted that the reason he wears the number 7 shirt for France and Atletico is because he idolised David Beckham when he was younger.

The Independent's Miguel Delaney reported that the move can only be done at the end of the season as Atletico Madrid are serving a transfer ban that prevents them from signing and selling any players.

The Spanish giants are hoping the ban will be overturned, allowing them to re-enter into transfer activity after lodging an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Griezmann is said to be keen on linking up with compatriot Paul Pogba at Old Trafford with the two sharing a close bond, sharing pictures of their close friendship on social media.

Intermediaries have been in discussion for months with Griezmann himself admitting that he speaks often to Pogba about life at United.

Jose Mourinho in a post-match interview recently revealed his transfer plans when saying that United would only sell in the January transfer window to raise funds to attack the following window at the end of the current campaign.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Friday, 25 October 2019
Southampton v Leicester City, St. Mary's Stadium 21:00
Saturday, 26 October 2019
Manchester City v Aston Villa, Etihad Stadium 13:30
West Ham United v Sheffield United, London Stadium 16:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton, The American Express Community Stadium 16:00
Watford v AFC Bournemouth, Vicarage Road 16:00
Burnley v Chelsea, Turf Moor 18:30
Sunday, 27 October 2019
Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers, St. James' Park 16:00
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur, Anfield 18:30
Norwich City v Manchester United, Carrow Road 18:30
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 18:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.