L’Equipe: It’s a matter of time before Antoine Griezmann joins Manchester United

L’Equipe: It’s a matter of time before Antoine Griezmann joins Manchester United

It is only a matter of time before Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann joins Manchester United, according to French paper L’Equipe.

The 25-year-old was recently revealed as Jose Mourinho’s number one transfer target for next summer’s transfer window.

Speculation surrounding a potential move for Griezmann was amplified when the Frenchman parted ways with his agent in the interest of personally seeking a move away from the Vicente Calderon.

And according to L’Equipe via Sport Witness, it is a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ the striker joins Man United.

It is worth noting that, amid the chaos surrounding Paul Pogba’s possible move to United, L’Equipe – France’s leading sports newspaper – were the first media outlet to confirm that the 23-year-old would indeed complete a transfer to Old Trafford.

And with the likes of Pogba, Anthony Martial and Morgan Schneiderlin (a close friend of Griezmann) all at the club, the Frenchman would settle in quickly.

Whether Griezmann – a comparatively diminutive forward – would thrive in the Premier League’s physically imposing environment remains to be seen, but his exploits at Atletico (48 goals in 78 games) shed light on a natural aptitude for scoring goals, even in a side known for their emphasis on defensive solidity as opposed to attacking verve.

The 25-year-old recently made it clear that his future in Spain depends on how long manager Diego Simeone stays at the club. And with the Argentine recently shortening his contract at Atletico, United fans might not have to wait long to see ‘Gringo’ (as Pogba calls him) in a red shirt.

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