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United fans have interesting theory on why Griezmann has split with his agent

Date Posted,July 9, 2017

Antoine Griezmann has split with his agent Eric Olhats – and Manchester United fans have a rather interesting theory as to why this might have happened.

The France international had been strongly linked with a move to the Old Trafford giants this summer, prior to Atletico Madrid having their transfer ban upheld.

As a result of the decision he pledged his future to the La Liga outfit, saying it would be a “dirty” move to leave the club in a position where they couldn’t replace him.

His new deal will expire in 2022, although Jose Mourinho is at this point expected to renew his interest in the forward next season.

Antoine Griezmann has split with his agent Eric Olhats (Image: Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Following the transfer saga Griezmann split with his agent – although there is no evidence to suggest it played any part in his decision.

Explaining the reason, Olhats told L’Equipe: “The recent positioning of Griezmann’s image and future is no longer in harmony with our vision as a partnership.

“I will focus on my role as a Real Sociedad scout.

Jose Mourinho had made Griezmann his number one target in this transfer window (Image: REUTERS)

“I thank [Griezmann] for his confidence in me over the course of various years obviously I wish him the best in the next chapter of his career.”

Griezmann meanwhile spoke to FourFourTwo about the transfer saga, where he refused to commit himself indefinitely to the Spanish club.

United moved for Romelu Lukaku when their deal for the Frenchman broke down (Image: AFP)

“To be honest, I don’t know,” admitted Griezmann, when asked about his future. “I’m going to be playing for Atletico next season and after that we’ll see.

“All I am thinking about now is Atletico Madrid. I think it’s absurd to talk about something that is more than a year away.”

United are expected to renew their interest in the forward next season (Image: AFP)

Now Man United supporters – as you would probably expect – have come up with a rather interesting theory as to what the Frenchman’s decision to split with his agent means.

And as this selection of tweets shows, some football fans are predicting he will link up with a man with a very strong United affiliation AND put pen to paper next season.

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