Manchester United fans have expressed their enthusiasm following news of a potential move to Old Trafford for Antoine Griezmann.
It was recently reported that Man United were ‘widely expected’ to secure the Frenchman’s signature over the summer for a world record €100m fee.
Further reports claimed that a deal to sign the 25-year-old had been verbally agreed between the two clubs, including a weekly wage and shirt number ahead of the move.
United fans were quick to express their delight after news of the potential deal was revealed.
Can't wait to see Pogba linking up with Griezmann next season at United ????????????????????
— Joshwa (@JoshMufcWilson) January 18, 2017
Antoine Griezmann for Manchester United ???????? Amen
— Martin Abebrese (@e_M_A_y69) January 18, 2017
I think Griezmann is overrated but is still world class and I would take him at Manchester United
— ً (@Pogbability) January 18, 2017
It's blatantly obvious Griezmann will get the 7 shirt in the summer. He wears it at Atletico and Beckham is his idol. Also Depay is gone.
— Keith Russell (@Keith_Russell) January 17, 2017
It should be noted that Atletico are currently under a transfer ban – which states that they cannot sell or buy players until 2018 – after failing to follow rules regarding signing foreign players under the age of 18.
One senses that Diego Simeone, supposedly keen on using the profits garnered by the Griezmann deal to sign Diego Costa, will make attempts to have the ban lifted, or simply find a way around it (like Barcelona somehow managed to do a few years back, despite being told that they literally couldn’t sign anyone).
If the ban remains in place, however, Griezmann wouldn’t be allowed to move for another year, but news of a verbal agreement suggests that, once Frenchman is finally able to depart the Vicente Calderon, United will be in poll position for his signature.