Should Manchester United Break The World Record Fee For Antoine Griezmann?
Recent reports from around the world seems to suggest that Premier League giants Manchester United is preparing a world record deal for Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid’s 26 year old superstar forward.
It is said that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is ready and willing to splash out a stunning £100million on the France international at the end of the season in a bid to dramatically improve his attack.
It is clear and evident this season that Manchester United’s attack depends heavily on the services of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and there seems to be no one in the current squad who can take the place of the 35 year old former Swedish international in his absence.
Griezmann, who previously played for Real Sociedad from 2009 to 2014 has long been linked with an Old Trafford switch after seeing compatriot Paul Pogba return to his old stomping ground for a world-record fee in 2016.
Will Atletico Madrid Sell?
It was reported in the press that Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is prepared to fight tooth and nail to keep hold of his superstar forward.
I mean, why wouldn’t he? Griezmann, who joined Atletico Madrid in 2014, had made a total of 151 appearance for the La Liga club and in the process scored a total of 81 goals.
On the international front, Griezmann has made a total of 41 appearances for France and scored a total of 15 goals along the way.
However recent reports suggest that Atletico appears to be resigned to losing their star player and will therefore look to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea as his replacement.
Chelsea’s Spanish international striker is said to be unsettled at Stamford Bridge after being offered £30m-a-year to play in China but these rumours have since cooled down.
Would Antoine Griezmann Want To Join Manchester United?
Reports suggest that Antoine Griezmann is reluctant and will not consider joining Manchester United if they miss out on qualification for the Champions League next season.
Despite his £85M release clause, it is said that Manchester United is prepared to go all out on signing the talented French international. So, is Griezmann interested in joining Manchester United?
For starters, Manchester United is willing to offer Griezmann a four-year contract worth £300,000 a week and also there’s the other prospect of linking up with France teammate and good friend Paul Pogba.
Reports strongly suggest that Griezmann would only join or even consider joining if Manchester United if they qualify for the Champions League next season.
However it is believe that Griezmann would be ready to join Manchester United even if they miss on the Champions League next season.
In any event, whether or not Manchester United successfully signs Antoine Griezmann, we are in for an exciting transfer window at the end of the season.
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