Just as reports emerge that Paul Pogba has been trying to convince his buddy Antoine Griezmann, that the weather in Manchester is not too bad, Manchester United are said to be preparing an offer that will trigger the player’s massive £85 Million release clause.
This comes after Mourinho seem to have given up on signing Barcelona star Neymar. The Portuguese magician has dismissed the rumour linking United with the Barcelona ace, describing it as absurd. He indicated that he does like being realistic with transfer targets and as such does not see the Brazilian as a realistic target for his club.
The Portuguese gaffer has asked United’s chiefs to get him Griezmann from the beginning of last season, and the Frenchman’s most likely destination, if he decides to leave Atletico Madrid, would be Old Trafford.
Despite the interest of United on other stars like Kylian Mbappe and Romelu Lukaku, Antoine Griezmann is still the club’s first choice attacking option next summer.
United hope to take advantage of the players affordable release clause, as well as the strikers friendship with Paul Pogba to seal the deal.
United have been the front runners for his signature for a while now and the fact that Atletico have a huge loan bill to foot as they move to a new stadium also plays to the Red Devils advantage.