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Antoine Griezmann provides backing to Atletico Madrid’s swoop for Tottenham star

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has, on Thursday, hinted at his approval for the club’s ongoing pursuit of a key summer transfer target.

The player in question? Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The name of midfielder Hojbjerg has taken its place front and centre in the headlines in Spain’s capital across the day to date.

This comes after word was forthcoming that the Danish international is inching towards a move to Atletico, amid ongoing negotiations between the Colchoneros’ brass and their counterparts at Tottenham Hotspur.

Hojbjerg, it is understood, has long emerged as a key target on the part of Diego Simeone and the powers that be at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The capital giants are on the hunt for reinforcements in the middle of the park with a view to next season, on the back of Geoffrey Kondogbia’s departure for Olympique Marseille.

And, as alluded to above, one member of the first-team setup in Spain’s capital who is evidently in support of such a transfer comes in the form of none other than Antoine Griezmann.

French international Griezmann, for his part, is fresh off a stellar season back in Atleti colours, which saw him help the club to a 3rd-placed La Liga finish.

And the 32-year-old is evidently keeping a close eye on his side’s efforts to improve for the campaign ahead, having taken to Twitter on Thursday to ‘like’ a tweet confirming news of Hojbjerg’s arrival moving ever closer.

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Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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