The Atletico Madrid forward came close to joining Manchester United this summer with Jose Mourinho eager to bolster his attacking options.

After months of speculation, United then cooled their interest with Mourinho prioritising a move for Romelu Lukaku, and Griezmann subsequently signed a new deal with Atletico.

However, United remain long-term admirers of Griezmann and could seek to try and sign him again next summer when looking to bring in a marquee signing.

And Balague reckons Griezmann is keen on the opportunity of a fresh challenge in the Premier League.

He is happy in Madrid but he will play with the United fans and tease them.

“What I’ve been saying all along is that Griezmann is open to the possibility of moving, not just to Manchester United but to any top club,” he told Sky Sports.

“He will do that every summer because he realises that benefits him, whether that be through getting a new deal or getting a move.

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Antoine Griezmann is under contract with Atletico Madrid until 2022.

The Red Devils have already added depth to their attack with Zlatan Ibrahimovic signing a one-year deal.