Manchester United are said to be the frontrunners for the signature of Antoine Griezmann, and with a salary of £15 million and the number seven jersey all but guaranteed, Griezmann is expected to play for the Red Devils next season.
To fulfill the existing clause of €100 million in the contract signed by the French striker with Atletico Madrid last June, United are set to bring out the big bucks, and pretty much make Griezmann the highlight spending at Old Trafford in the coming transfer window.
The massive clause, which was supposed to keep the Frenchman at the Vicente Calderon for the next five years, may just turn out to be a way of generating a big transfer income for the Rojiblancos.
As per Independent, Griezmann’s arrival is said to be boosted by some major financial alterations in the form of prospective departures of Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial, Ashley Young, and Marouane Fellaini.
It is also being claimed that the United skipper would be given a dignified send-off at the end of the season, along with Young and Fellaini. And with Mourinho’s relationship with Martial believed to have gone a little sour lately, the United number 11 may also end up on the transfer list in the coming transfer season.
Manchester United’s entry into the Champions League will also be a major financial factor for uplifting their chances of bringing in Griezmann, as the cumulative bill for the missed seasons is calculated to be around £120 million.
Moreover, if Mourinho fails to lead the Red Devils into the glorious European competition, Adidas will also be reportedly withholding £21 million for the failure.
Written by Sidharth Jindal