Chelsea, Manchester United make approach for Antoine Griezmann

Chelsea and Manchester United are both keen on having Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann in their ranks ahead of next season.

According to a report from Fichajes, Antoine Griezmann has a very low release clause in his contract at Atletico Madrid, and it has resulted in a lot of interest from clubs across Europe. Manchester United and Chelsea are two English giants who have already made moves to land the French World Cup winner in their squad, submitting enquiries for him.

Since joining the Colchoneros from Real Sociedad back in 2014, Griezmann has gone on to establish himself as a club legend. While the World Cup winner did have a short spell at Barcelona, he has been one of their mainstays since returning in the summer of 2021.

While Atletico did not have the best of seasons, the 33-year-old was a standout performer for the. He found the back of the net on 24 occasions and even bagged eight assists in his 48 outings across competitions. Griezmann still has two years left on his deal, but his future at the Spanish club is uncertain following the surprise revelation of a termination clause in his deal.

Griezmann’s €15 million release clause

The French international could be available for just €15 million as per the clause in his deal with Atletico Madrid. As a result, multiple top clubs have started pushing hard for Griezmann’s services. Manchester United and Chelsea are two clubs who have already made an approach to sign him.

The Red Devils have been looking to bring in a new star to revitalise their attack for a while now, and they see this as the perfect opportunity thanks to the low release clause in the Atletico Madrid’s superstars contract.

But, things could be complicated for Manchester United as they can only offer him Europa League football for next season, and Griezmann wants Champions League football. The Blues have also made their interest in the French international known.

Chelsea feel he could be an ideal player to help them sort out their goal-scoring problems. His experience could also help the young players around him develop. But, even they will have to do a lot of convincing to land him at the club as they don’t have Champions League football to offer.

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