Manchester United have just been told how much they will have to pay for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann this summer, and the price is huge!
The Red Devils currently face a crisis in attack, and are set for a squad overhaul come summer. The likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, and Juan Mata may not be at the club next season, and Jose Mourinho has been looking at some star players to add to his squad as soon as the transfer window opens.
Mourinho is reportedly looking to get in more than one attacker this summer, and Antoine Griezmann is one of the prime candidates targeted by the Portuguese.
Griezmann, who will battle with Real Madrid for a place in the Champions League final this week, is one of the most productive players in Europe at the moment. He has been in tremendous form for the La Liga side all season, and is one of the most wanted players on the continent.
Manchester United are already convinced that the France international is the right man for their club, and are already prepared to break the transfer record for the second consecutive summer.
Paul Pogba cost United £89m last summer, but the Red Devils are ready to cough up more money, as they are aware of the fact that Griezmann will cost them more than his fellow compatriot. But if the latest reports are any indication of things to come, Manchester United seem to be in for a shock.
According to The Daily Mail, the Old Trafford outfit – or any interested party, for that matter – will have to meet a mammoth price tag of £155m, including wages over five years, for Antoine Griezmann’s services.
The story adds that the Frenchman is interested in this move, but is demanding a weekly wage of €350,000-a-week (£295,000-a-week). This will make him the topmost earner in the Premier League, eclipsing Wayne Rooney and Paul Pogba, who are currently at the helm of this list.
Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti
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