Manchester United are ready to splash huge amount of money once again, in an effort to bring back their old glory. And Antoine Griezmann is, beyond doubt, their main target in the upcoming transfer window.
The Atletico Madrid striker has been at his prime form of late, already scoring as many as 25 goals so far in this season. He has also showed his best in national colours and as a consequence, has attracted attentions of almost all big clubs. Along with Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are the suitors at the moment. However, speculations suggest that the Old Trafford side might be the one to seal the deal at the end.
Previously, Griezmann said that Paul Pogba, who signed a record-breaking deal with Manchester United during the last summer transfer window, is one of his best friends. Pogba himself has also talked about this transfer a few days ago. Both suggested that the forward is more inclined towards United.
And now, Griezmann’s agent Eric Olhats has revealed that the 13 times Premier League winners have shown concrete interests in the player.
“We’re at the stage of gathering information from clubs who have a concrete interest,” Olhats told, while talking to the French TV programme Téléfoot. “There is an unavoidable €100m clause so that restricts the number of candidates. You have United, [Manchester] City, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid. United were the first to come and see us and the most concrete in their wishes.”
Manchester United are now at the fifth spot in the Premier League table and they will have to work hard to manage a top four finish at the end of the season. A good news is that they are still in the Europa League, having reached the semifinal with a win over Anderlecht. Either a top four finish or winning the Europa League will ensure a Champions League spot for the side. And that might play a crucial role to sign Griezmann in the summer transfer window.
United will lock horns with their city rivals on Thursday and that is going to be an extremely important fixture for the Red Devils.