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Manchester United favourites to sign Antoine Griezmann

Manchester United favourites to sign Antoine Griezmann

The Spanish outfit also find themselves 10 points behind leaders Barcelona in the La Liga table.

ANTOINE GRIEZMANN has contacted Barcelona to say sorry for snubbing them past year in the hope he can revive a move this summer, it has been claimed.

Griezmann penned a deal with the Madrid side which ties him to the Wanda Metropolitano until 2023.

And according to Spanish publication Sport, Manchester United are now leading the race for his signature.

The report suggests the France star has passed on his apologies for the way he turned his back on the proposed transfer last summer, and that he felt it was a mistake. The presence of global teammates Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba at Old Trafford makes a move to the Premier League appealing.

"It is tiring everyday to read new things about what my brother thinks and what x or y person said about what he thinks", she told L'Equipe.

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"Antoine is disappointed with the Champions League elimination but so are his teammates and his coach".

"The only people who have been managing my brother's interests for two years are myself, my father, Alain, and our lawyer, Sevan Karian".

While Manchester United and Barcelona fans will undoubtedly be hoping their clubs can lure Griezmann away from Atletico Madrid, team-mate Alvaro Morata expects the Frenchman to remain alongside him.

"If there is a club we are in contact with right now, it's Atletico de Madrid and no other".

He played in 28 matches, scored 12 goals and passed the ball for goals 8 times during the current championship in Spain.