Manchester United Begin Negotiations With Atlético Madrid Star Antoine Griezmann
Posted by James Jones | Published on December 21, 2016
Manchester United have opened talks with the France and Atlético Madrid star over a potential move for the frontman to join international team-mate Paul Pogba under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford next season, according to The Sun.
Reports are suggesting that Atlético Madrid, who finished 3rd in La Liga last season, are only willing to entertain offers of around £60m for Antoine, but that won’t be a problem for The Red Devils who currently claim the world record fee for Paul Pogba when the 23-year-old returned to Manchester United from Italian giants Juventus for £89m in the summer window.
Diego Simeone is also expected to leave the club at the end of next season, and with Atletico’s history of selling their top players, Griezmann is now bookies favorite to be the next on the list joining the likes of Radamel Falcao, Fernando Torres, and Sergio Agüero.
The French hitman finished third in this year’s UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, the Ballon d’Or, so it comes as no surprise that Manchester United are trying to tempt him to the Premier League. Griezmann, who has a close relationship with Paul Pogba, recently revealed how he asks Pogba about Manchester United, telling Sky Sports;
“I always ask Pogba about United. I think Manchester United is a huge club with a really good infrastructure. I ask Paul about some of the players. If they’re really that good and if Mourinho’s really that good.
“You hear a lot but in the end it’s the same with United as it is with PSG. Right now I don’t see me moving to a new club. It would be awesome to play together with Paul one day.”
Mourinho, who has star players Zlatan Ibrahimovic in great form and record signing Paul Pogba finding his feet, would love to add the Euro 2016 Player of the tournament to his squad.
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