Manchester United Might Have Just Received A Shot In The Arm As Highly Rated Transfer Target Looks To Move

Antoine Griezmann

Manchester United may have just received a shot in the arm for one of their top transfer targets. According to latest reports from Spanish media Don Balon, United’s pursuit of Antoine Griezmann has received a boost, with Real Madrid facing obstacles in their own pursuit.

The French striker is open to leaving Atletico next summer and is willing to even pursue a move to cross-town rivals Real Madrid. However, the report states that he wants one of their famed BBC trio of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo to be sold first.

That is understandable considering the competition for places at the Santiago Bernabeu. There is no point for Griezmann to swap Atletico for Real Madrid, only to spend time on the bench!

That could be music to the ears of United management who have been following Griezmann for quite some time now. It looked as if the French international would join Old Trafford this summer but a transfer ban on Atletico Madrid put a stop to those efforts.

In wake of the ban, Griezmann decided to stay put at the club and even signed an extension. Although there are contrasting reports on the release clause, it is fair to assume that Griezmann is still open to the idea of quitting the club.

Real have shown a disinclination towards separating their BBC trio. Benzema continues to enjoy the confidence of the club president, supporters, and the manager. Ronaldo is an undisputed presence in the side while Bale is also rated highly – though he is not yet completely settled.

Mourinho would be ready to offer Griezmann a regular spot in his side considering his view of pairing him with Belgian hitman Romelu Lukaku. A move to Old Trafford should definitely be attractive for the Frenchman.

Although Griezmann’s transfer is now getting complicated with the interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona, the presence of Mourinho and discussions that were held this summer could give a slight advantage to United.

A worthy candidate to sport the famed No.7 jersey at our club? I think so!