Antoine Griezmann made no secret last summer of his desire to join Manchester United, with the player’s repeated media hints making things absolutely obvious.
Atletico Madrid failing to reduce their transfer ban saw Griezmann stay where he was, get a pay rise, and see his buyout clause raised to €200m, but with the condition it then returns to the ‘normal’ level of €100m so the Frenchman can leave in the summer.
Many Manchester United fans expect that Griezmann’s move to Old Trafford was simply put on hold, and, despite other Jose Mourinho arrivals, the Atletico player is still on the agenda.
Griezmann’s clear outward will to make the move, and join Mourinho’s Manchester United last summer, is much of the driving force behind that.
Now they’re being edged to hurry, with the Catalan media once again insisting Barcelona is a very real option.
Mundo Deportivo report there’s an ‘agreement in principle’ between Griezmann and Barcelona, both sides of a deal want to join forces. That would leave Barcelona to pay the clause.
The Catalan newspaper seem especially pleased that the claims, which they’ve made before, are now being picked up by other media outlets.
If the claims are correct, and that could be a rather big IF, then Manchester United need to get their own wheels in motion should they continue to desire Griezmann.