Manchester United plans to signal Antoine Griezmann revealed
Manchester United switch news continues outdoors the window, with Antoine Griezmann an early goal for Jose Mourinho subsequent summer season.
Jose Mourinho is hopeful Manchester United’s French contingent may persuade Antoine Griezmann to hitch the membership subsequent year.
M.E.N. Sport understands United have earmarked Atletico Madrid goalscorer Griezmann, 25, as their main goal for the 2017 summer season switch window.
The addition of Paul Pogba and French-talking Eric Bailly have bolstered United’s Gallic presence following Morgan Schneiderlin’s and Anthony Martial’s arrivals final year, and Mourinho is optimistic the French faction might entice Griezmann.
Schneiderlin is believed to be notably pleasant with Griezmann, whereas Pogba reunited along with his France teammate on vacation in Miami in July.
Griezmann delighted United’s followers hours earlier than Pogba’s second debut in opposition to Southampton final month by tweeting the ‘Pogback’ hashtag the membership had adopted to greet their report signing. The submit was retweeted 19,000 instances and appreciated by 28,000 customers.
United have been eager on Griezmann earlier this yr earlier than the France worldwide signed a brand new 5-12 months contract with Atletico in June, nonetheless the membership might money-in on the Euro 2016 prime scorer subsequent summer season, as they’ve executed with earlier talismen.
Atletico have offered Diego Forlan, Sergio Aguero, Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa for over £120million within the final 5 years. Griezmann was Atletico’s high scorer within the final two seasons and has scored fifty seven targets in 108 video games for them.
United had been relaxed about Griezmann’s summer time dedication, since there was no competitors for the previous Actual Sociedad attacker and Mourinho had settled on his 4-man ‘nucleus’ as early as May, as M.E.N. Sport completely revealed.
Griezmann steered throughout the worldwide break his future at Atletico hinged on coach Diego Simeone, who signed the ahead from Actual Sociedad in 2014.
Experiences in Spain lately advised Simeone, the architect behind Atletico’s Europa League, Copa del Rey and La Liga triumphs between 2012-14, in addition to their two Champions League ultimate appearances, might go away the Vicente Calderon in the summertime.
“Simeone is an important individual for me, and that’s the reason I referred to as him earlier than renewing [contract],” Griezmann stated earlier this week.
“He instructed me he was staying and that was adequate for me. I am glad in Spain and I’ve a number of issues to study from him.”
Should United prise Griezmann from Atletico, they might area a tantalising front 5 next year of Griezmann, Martial, Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, with Midas man Marcus Rashford being groomed to finally succeed Ibrahimovic.
Griezmann’s potential arrival may sign the top for Wayne Rooney, whose productive flashes spared him from a demotion in August.
A vocal contingent of United supporters have championed both Mkhitaryan or Rashford to switch the United captain within the beginning XI however he’s anticipated to line up in Saturday’s Old Trafford derby.