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“Doesn’t make sense…” – Erik ten Hag told to avoid latest Man United transfer target



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Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre has told Erik ten Hag to avoid signing Antoine Griezmann for one clear reason.

Griezmann, 32, returned to Atlético Madrid on a permanent transfer last summer and has been in scintillating form since then.

With 12 goals and one assist in 16 games so far, the Frenchman has been key behind the solid start to the season for Diego Simeone’s men, who have lost just once so far this term.

In light of Griezmann’s recent form, transfer links to Old Trafford have begun to crop up as the Reds look towards the January transfer window.

In fact, recent reports have stated that United have made contact with the Spanish club over a potential deal for the player.

Silvestre has spoken on the potential move during an interview with and provided a controversial reason as to why he does not want Ten Hag to sign the Frenchman.

“It’s never too late for a player to make a big move,” he started. “But I think Antoine Griezmann would be a second Bruno Fernandes or [Christian] Eriksen, as Griezmann doesn´t play as a forward anymore.

“He has been playing deeper recently, so it doesn’t make any sense for Man United to add him to the squad.

“Man United has enough quality in that position, so this wouldn’t be the first move they would make. I don´t think such a move would make sense.”

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According to Transfermarkt, Griezmann has played as the centre-forward in 14 of his 16 appearances this season.

The 32-year-old has been linked to a move to United on various occasions during his career.