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Griezmann transfer saga may not be over yet, says Manchester United legend Giggs

Date Posted,June 1, 2017

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs isn’t convinced the Antoine Griezmann transfer saga is over just yet – fans will be very pleased to know.

The France forward has been Jose Mourinho’s top summer target, and the deal looked set to be completed during the off-season.

However, according to reports, Griezmann got in contact with the Old Trafford club to say he wouldn’t be joining after Atletico Madrid saw their transfer ban upheld.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed news of the ban, which prevents Diego Simeone’s men from being able to register new players until January.

Ryan Giggs doesn’t believe Griezmann has got away from United just yet (Photo: Getty)

This puts Atleti, who had been eyeing moves for Alexandre Lacazette and Diego Costa to replace the 26-year-old next season, in a very difficult situation.

And the France international does not want to leave the club in this predicament, according to El Partidazo de COPE.

The Frenchman looked set to join United ahead of Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban (Photo: REUTERS)

However, despite this set-back, Giggs doesn’t think it is confirmation that the deal is off as United are in desperate need of a forward.

“I’m not so sure if we’ve heard the end of that. I think it’ll be ebb and flow during the summer, there’ll be lots of rumours,” the Wales legend told Sky Sports.

Jose Mourinho had reportedly made the forward his number one summer target (Photo: Getty Images Europe)

“United need goals. All the teams I played in there were goals from everywhere.

“Sometimes you’d rely on a centre-forward for a season, but more often than not you had midfielders, even defenders, wingers and obviously the forwards all contributing.”

Griezmann appeared to confirm he would be staying in Madrid next season (Photo: Rex Features)

Following the news of the ban, Griezmann took to Instagram to post a picture of himself, hinting that he would be staying in Spain.

Alongside the image he wrote: “Now more than ever #Atleti #Alltogether”.

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