Saul: Atleti can replace Griezmann

Atletico Madrid will be able to replace Antoine Griezmann should he leave the club this summer, according to teammate Saul Niguez.

The 26-year-old forward has been the subject of transfer speculation with a rumoured move to Manchester United this summer rated as ‘six out of ten’ by the French forward last week.

“If Antoine Griezmann leaves we have [Fernando] Torres, [Kevin] Gameiro, [Angel] Correa and [Yannick] Carrasco,” Saul told AS.

“He is a very important player for us, we know the quality he has, but most importantly no one player is above the club.

“In the end, Antoine Griezmann can manage his future as he wishes, he is with us. We are waiting for him in pre-season and finally his future he will decide.”

Griezmann netted 26 goals in total for Atleti last season and was instrumental in their run to the Champions League semi finals and a third place finish in La Liga.

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