The Atletico Madrid star continues to be linked to a move to Old Trafford and the Spaniard is convinced he will reach great heights in his playing career

Ander Herrera has provoked the excitement of Manchester United fans by talking up Antoine Griezmann is “one of the best” players in the world.

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The Atletico Madrid star is among the final three nominees for FIFA’s Best Player award for 2016 alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Griezmann was key in Atletico Madrid reaching the Champions League final, where they lost to Real Madrid, before he helped guide France to the Euro 2016 final only to suffer defeat again to Portugal.

The 25-year-old has been heavily linked to a move to Manchester United in recent months and Herrera hinted during a Twitter Q&A on Friday that he would like to see him become the club’s next big-money signing.

One of the best right now with an unbelievable talent and future https://t.co/ngZtO9DtGc

— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) January 6, 2017

The Spain international answered questions from supporters on his Twitter account and when asked for his opinion on Griezmann, he replied: “[He’s] one of the best right now with an unbelievable talent and future.”

And his praise of the striker has excited many United fans, who have taken the tweet as proof that Griezmann will end up at Old Trafford in the near future.

@AnderHerrera YESSSSS GRIEZMANN CONFIRMED

— José (@MourinhoMindset) January 6, 2017

@AnderHerrera If you don’t reply I’ll take this as a firm sign @AntoGriezmann is signing. Thanks.

— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) January 6, 2017

@AnderHerrera Griezmann to United confirmed

— ️️️️️️️️️ (@SimplyIbra) January 6, 2017

@AnderHerrera @IziLiife91 you’ll be playing with him soon!

— Rob (@robert_burke3) January 6, 2017

@AnderHerrera @IziLiife91 he’s gonna sit next to ou in the changing rooms

— santy (@SantiesSoccer) January 6, 2017

@AnderHerrera guess we can believe that his future is with @ManUtd

— ASHRAY KUMAR (@kumar_ashray) January 6, 2017

@AnderHerrera have a word Ander. Would compliment you aswell playing with him aswell as you’re playing at the moment #onlygetbetter

— Mick Cartwright (@Mc68Michael) January 6, 2017

@AnderHerrera He is your future team mate pal

— Ƥrasad. (@PrasadSRKian) January 6, 2017

Griezmann has scored 10 goals in 22 games in all competitions for Atletico this year and is currently contracted to the club until 2021.