Manchester United enquired about Atletico Madrid forward whilst negotiating Casemiro deal in Spain

Manchester United were reportedly interested in Antoine Griezmann in the summer transfer window.

According to Melissa Reddy of Sky Sports, United’s director of football John Murtough “made a check” on Griezmann in August to see if there was a possibility of bringing him to Old Trafford. Murtough and Tom Keane scheduled talks with the player’s camp to discuss his situation whilst they were in Spain finalising the details of Casemiro’s transfer.

However, despite the forward being “flattered” by the approach, he stated that he desired to make his season-long loan spell from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid permanent, which it since has been.

Griezmann’s exceptional form

Griezmann then went on to be one of the standout players at the World Cup. His contributions and efforts on the pitch were instrumental to France’s progression to the final and, Kylian Mbappe aside, he was undoubtedly their highest-performing player at the tournament.

The report also suggests that the 31-year-old does consider the Premier League a “challenge” but would only consider exiting Madrid if Diego Simeone left his role as manager of the club.

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