Antoine Griezmann sends transfer message to Manchester United

Recent media reports in Spain had linked United with a move for Griezmann, suggesting there could be a release clause worth just 25million (21.7m) in his contract. Erik ten Hag is thought to want a more experienced forward to support 20-year-old Rasmus Hojlund.

At 32, Griezmann would fit the bill and the French international is enjoying some of the best form of his career with Atleti. He already has eight goals and one assist in 12 La Liga appearances this season, having registered an impressive 31 goal contributions in the league last term.

Diego Simeone&aposs side are firmly in the La Liga title race once again this season, with Griezmann at the core of their team. And the 2018 World Cup winner insists he is keen to stay in the Spanish capital and bring home silverware.

I have to earn myself to be a legend in this club,” Griezmann told Marca. “Thats my mission. By 2024 I want to bring joy to the fans and some title for Atltico. It would be a dream.”