Manchester United have ramped up their interest in Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann ahead of the January transfer window, according to reports.
It was reported earlier this season that Mourinho had identified the Frenchman as his main target for the future, with L’Equipe further fanning the flames by claiming that it was a matter of “when” rather than “if” the striker would head to Old Trafford.
Griezmann himself has been decidedly ambiguous with regard to the entire saga, simultaneously pledging allegiance to Diego Simeone whilst also expressing a desire to play in the Premier League.
And according to the Mail Online, club representatives have been regularly enquiring over the 25-year-old’s availability ahead of the upcoming transfer window.
From an outsider’s point of view, a move to Old Trafford would make sense for Griezmann. Atletico are nine points off the pace in La Liga, and the Simeone era – after five very successful years – appears to be drawing to a close. Life after the Argentine would be decidedly rocky.
His record at the Vicente Calderon – 66 goals after two and a half seasons – would ensure that he leaves Spain with many admirers, and the prospect of playing alongside Paul Pogba at Old Trafford could prove to be too good to turn down.