Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is close to signing an £86 million top transfer target in Spain’s Atletico Madrid
Manchester United may be very close to grabbing a world-class footballer – but at a whopping price! Boss Jose Mourinho is close to sealing a deal for Manchester United’s top summer transfer target Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.
Griezmann, the prolific Atletico Madrid and France striker, has long been reported as Mourinho’s number one aim for the summer, as the United manager seeks to improve an attack that has the lowest number of goals of any team in the top six this season.
The Manchester Evening News claims a deal is back on for £86 million, the 26-year-old’s buyout clause at Atletico Madrid.
Griezmann, the top goalscorer at UEFA Euro 2016, may most likely vault United to the front of the queue of English Premier League title favorites for 2017-18.
Short BIO: Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann was born in March 21, 1991. He is a French professional footballer who plays for LaLiga club Atlético Madrid and the France national team as a forward. Griezmann began his career at Real Sociedad, making his debut in 2009 and winning the Segunda División title in his first season. Across five seasons there, he scored 52 goals in 201 official matches. In 2014, he transferred to Atlético Madrid for €30 million.
For his performances during the course of the 2016 footballing season, he was shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or 2016 Award in which he finished in third place. A UEFA panel named Griezmann as the best player of Euro 2016. The star works hard for his team and he is a total threat to any defense. He is notorious for playing several offensive positions in or behind the main attacking line, due to his technical skills, ability to drop deep and link-up play between the forwards and midfielders, and he scores many goals!!!
I think we need the agile Frenchman in the Manchester United forward position. I pray this report is true! Griezmann, the reds need you, so badly!
Up Man U!