Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezman has decided to snub the advances of Manchester United and join Barcelona instead.
The France international has been a long term target of United boss Jose Mourinho, and he came close to moving to Old Trafford last summer. Ultimately the deal would collapse however after Atletico were handed a transfer ban, that meant they would be unable to sign a replacement, and Griezmann decided to stay at the Wanda Metropolitano.
It now seems that the 27-year-old has set his heart on joining up with Lionel Messi and co. at the Nou Camp. Barcelona are expected to pay their La Liga rivals Atletico £88 million for the talented strikers services, with the player having already stated that he wants his future sorted out before the World Cup in Russia this summer.
United will be gutted to miss out on Griezmann, who is rightly considered to be one of Europes most lethal attackers, and he definitely have fit the kind of superstar profile that Old Trafford CEO Ed Woodward seems intent on bringing to the club.