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European manager admits his top player could leave this summer!

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Could Man Utd sign him?

Diego Simeone has openly admitted that his star man, Antoine Griezmann, could leave Atletico Madrid this summer.

Griezmann is thought to be United’s no.1 transfer target for this summer as they look to add more goals to their side.

They are thought to be willing to pay the €100million release clause.

When asked if the France international, who is contracted to Atletico until June 2021, could leave at the end of the season, Simeone told AS: “Yes, because there is a release clause and there are no guarantees. From here on in, I don’t know what can happen.”

“I spoke to him in the summer holidays, we spoke a lot and he stayed,” Simeone said. “He told me that he would stay if I stayed. He then spoke to his agents to sign the [contract] documents.”

“Griezmann would never allow me to demand of him to stay,” Simeone said. “I didn’t do it with [Diego] Costa and with [Radamel] Falcao. The players that have given me their lives, I obviously accompany them in the decisions that they take. What is clear is that as long as [Griezmann] stays, the team and the club will continue to grow.”

 

By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10

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