Manchester United are willing to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer, according to El Confidencial.
On Tuesday night the 25-year-old scored an all important away goal that sent Atletico Madrid through to the Champions League final in a 3-2 aggregate victory over Bayern Munich in what was the latest landmark in a superb season.
He’s been in spectacular form over the course of the campaign having scored 31 goals across all competitions under Diego Simeone which has attracted interest from the likes of Man United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain.
Griezmann is under contract at the Vicente Calderon until 2020 but can leave for a buyout clause in his contract which is believed to be £63.1m and Spanish paper El Confidencial say United are willing to pay whatever it takes to lure him to Old Trafford.
United might not be the force they once wore in European or domestic football and Griezmann may actually see a transfer away from Atletico as a step backwards, but United have money to spend and it is not irresolute to suggest he could be tempted by the financial package on offer if we manage to trigger his release clause.
Louis van Gaal has not been secretive in his interest in signing ‘fast and creative’ players and although there’s every chance he won’t be here next season, someone young and exciting with goals behind him like Griezmann could be the perfect boost for our squad this summer. Marcus Rashford has impressed up front for United this season but it is clear we’re missing some real quality in terms of natural wingers in the squad.