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Antoine Griezmann admits that he is close to joining Manchester United

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The French forward is surprisingly forthright about his future in a new interview

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Well, well, well. This summer’s Most Tedious Transfer Saga may not drag out as long as we all expected. Antoine Griezmann was surprisingly forthcoming a new interview when asked about his future. Addressing the rumors of a transfer to Manchester United directly, the Frenchman answered that it was “possible.”

While that may not be saying much, he went on to say that he rates the chances of the move happening as 6 out of 10.

With star players often keen to be as noncommittal as possible to avoid upsetting fans of their current clubs or affecting ongoing negotiations, this is a rare public admission. Given that players and agents are more likely to be cautious, this is an encouraging development for those who would like to see the Atlético Madrid star at United.

Time to get those “GRIEZMANN 7” pre-orders in, we suspect.