Antoine Griezmann to Manchester United: Would fans want to sign him?

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United fans are struggling to be convinced by reports that the club are interested in signing Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann this summer.

Griezmann has enjoyed a fine campaign at Atletico this season, scoring 31 goals in all competitions for the Spanish side. His most recent strike came in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg clash against Bayern Munich, as Atletico sealed their progression to the final of the competition with a 2-2 aggregate win.

Griezmann’s excellent form has led to rumours that Man United are preparing an offer for the Frenchman but supporters believe the club may find it difficult to persuade him to move to Old Trafford, particularly if Louis van Gaal remains in charge:

Griezmann is a superb talent but he may see United as a step down as they are a team firmly in transition. Meanwhile, Diego Simeone has moulded Atletico into one of the most feared sides in Europe but money talks in football, we all know that.

United should always be looking at the very best players but they might have to focus on more realistic targets for now. Benfica’s Renato Sanches and Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been linked with moves to Old Trafford but the uncertainty surrounding van Gaal’s long-term future at the club hasn’t helped things.

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