Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer an astonishing £60million deal to make Antoine Griezmann their marquee summer signing.
The highly sought after Atletico Madrid striker, who has an £85m release clause, is Jose Mourinho’s top priority summer transfer target.
Recent reports have indicated the Frenchman will be given a four-year contract worth £300,000 a week to link up with good friend Paul Pogba.
He has been reportedly discussing a move with his France team-mate Pogba and has spoken openly about linking up at club level.
Initially it was claimed that Griezmann would only move to Old Trafford if Manchester United finish in the top four to secure a Champions League berth.
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However, it is now believed Griezmann would like to join Manchester United even if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.
But if Atletico stay firm for the full amount, Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is ready to break the bank to get him. Woodward this week insisted the club would continue to spend in a phone call with investors.
It’s also been claimed in recent reports that the No.7 shirt has already been reserved for Griezmann at Old Trafford.
Griezmann’s image adviser, Sebastien Bellencontre, admitted last week a move to Old Trafford would be perfect for his client.
“When I read articles on a hypothetical transfer to Manchester United, I have to say this would be the ideal scenario in marketing,” he said.
“He would play for the same club as Beckham, his idol, with the same legendary No 7 in the back.”