Antoine Griezmann transfer to Manchester United from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid won’t go away and are only likely to increase in volume over the coming months. It’s an obvious one, but Jose Mourinho will surely be in the market for a new forward in the summer window.
Griezmann, a world-class player, turned 27 in March and enter the peak years of his career. He’s a wonderful finisher, capable of setting-up chances for his teammates and founding the back of the net with different types of goals.
The French striker can play in all four forward positions and doesn’t slack on defensive work, which will appeal to Portuguese head-coach.
Frenchman release clause drops to £88m at the end of the season and he is expected to leave the Wanda Metropolitano. The 27-year-old wants his future ironed out before this year’s World Cup so he can fully focus on the tournament in Russia.
France international forward already has to work and press hard in Diego Simeone’s squad and would do be more than capable of doing the same under Joe Mourinho next season. Griezmann’s transfer to United could cost €100m, and that would secure more than two-thirds of the amount owed to Slim, one of the world’s richest men.