Roy Keane has strongly advocated the idea of Manchester United signing Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann over the summer.
It was reported earlier this month that a deal for the Frenchman between Man United and Atletico had been agreed ahead of a summer move.
However, it was later revealed that the 25-year-old would only move to Old Trafford if United claimed a Champions League spot this season.
And Keane, when asked about the Frenchman, was quick to support the idea of Griezmann joining United for the 2017/18 campaign.
“Oh, he’s been fantastic,” said Keane. “I’ve been really shocked at the level he’s playing at over the last two or three years – he’s been fantastic.
“We’re seeing the goals now on a regular basis, in all the big games, on an international level and big Champions League nights.
“He’s been linked with United. What a player he’d be for United.”
It feels as if Griezmann’s next destination strongly hinges on where both United and Atletico finish this season. A combination of Atletico missing out on Champions League football and Diego Simeone leaving over the summer could tempt the Frenchman into seeking a move elsewhere.
Conversely, United’s failure to secure a Champions League spot, coupled with Atletico enjoying a strong end to the season and Simeone staying, would render the prospect of a move to Old Trafford as unlikely. This is, after all, a man at the zenith of his powers, and the idea of moving to a club without Champions League football makes very little sense.