Antoine Griezmann Will Join Manchester United... Under One Massive Condition

Oh Antoine, you tease

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Antoine Griezmann, the sturdy-calved Frenchman with a mercurial left foot and the long-protracted object of Manchester United's transfer affections, has said that he will join the club... under one very important condition.

According to reports from l'Equipe in France, Griezmann has decided that, actually, United's sixth place finish in the Premier League isn't quite an enticing enough project to leave perennial Champions League contenders Atletico Madrid, and so has essentially stated that United need to win the Europa League if they want to stand a chance of signing him.

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If United beat Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm on Wednesday then they will gain automatic entry into next season's Champions League, meaning that the fate of their transfer targets is resting on one game.

No pressure then, lads.

Speaking about the rumours on French TV show Quotidien, Griezmann said: "I think I will decide [on my future] in the next two weeks," he said.

Asked if United would be his new club he replied: "Possible, possible." Asked to give the chances on a scale of one to 10, Griezmann added "six".

The presenter replied: "It's the first time you've said that." And Griezmann replied "it's the first time."

Scoring 26 league goals this year, Griezmann's contract has an £86million release clause, which is the kind of money United find down the back of the sofa.