Manchester United remain confident of signing Antoine Griezmann – report

by Leo Nieboer


Manchester United remain hopeful of signing Atletico Madrid striker Antione Griezmann next summer, according to reports.

It was reported last month that Jose Mourinho views the Frenchman as his primary target for next summer’s transfer window.

However, speculation surrounding a potential move was dampened after the 25-year-old insisted he was happy playing under Diego Simeone, and would only consider a move if he left.

According to M.E.N’s Samuel Luckhurst, Mourinho is still confident over the possibility of luring Griezmann to Old Trafford.

A front four of Griezmann, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial is, to say the very least, a tantalising prospect. Coupling the Frenchman’s terrier-like energy with Ibrahimovic’s superb strength, control and skill would cause havoc as a strike partnership, especially with Martial and Rashford bombing down both flanks.

One feels like Griezmann could function with equal effect in any team: he is devastatingly quick, positionally astute and smart on the ball. The 25-year-old carves out opportunities on a regular basis for both club and country; he seems like one of those annoyingly good kids that you’d play against as a child – like a violent bar of soap, scoring with reckless abandon.

Man United’s fans, needless to say, would happy have the Frenchman at Old Trafford. But would Griezmann be happy at Old Trafford? Well, while the physically imposing nature of the Premier League could challenge the Frenchman’s diminutive stature, his excellent relationship with the likes of Paul Pogba, Morgan Schneiderlin and Anthony Martial, as well as a childhood fascination with David Beckham, act as good reasons underpinning a potential future move.

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