Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has reportedly told his national compatriot Paul Pogba that he sees himself playing in the Premier League – Manchester United specifically – next season.
As per the reports from the Spanish news outlet Don Balon, the France international wants to play in the Premier League next season and his good relationship with Paul Pogba will surely bring him at Old Trafford. The source further mentions that the duo talks all the time and the 25-year-old has ‘confessed’ Pogba that Manchester United will be his likely destination.
It is not a mystery anymore that United are the frontrunners to sign the former Real Sociedad man and are also willing to cash big to bring him in, and this report from Don Balon will certainly be a huge boost for the Devils. Griezmann is said to have a £85 million release clause, and Manchester United will have to pay at least the same amount to bring him in.
But the Devils, in past, have proved that they will not look to turn their back to splash the cash for a right player. Furthermore, with Mourinho confessing that Paul Pogba might lose his status of being the most expensive player in coming summer, Griezmann’s arrival is certain.
Besides all of that, a few days back, reports came in that the Los Rojiblancos are plotting a move for Lyon’s want-away striker Alexandre Lacazette to replace the United-bound Griezmann, the speculation is getting clearer than ever.
Manchester United, on their part, certainly need some creative feet in the final third and a reinforcement like Griezmann will do all the good in this world. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic nearing the end of his career and there are still no talks about his possible contract extension, Mourinho will look to bring a like-for-like replacement – which practically is an impossible task.
The Red Devils will be a formidable force if they bring Griezmann in, but what, right at this very moment, is troubling them is the probability of being knocked out of the Champions League spot. United have been holding on to their sixth spot for a long time and looking at the consistency of the teams above them, the Devils do have a thing or two to worry about.