Gianluca Di Marzio: Bayern Munich leading the race to sign Antoine Griezmann

by Leo Nieboer

Bayern Munich are leading the race to sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann ahead of the summer transfer window, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

It has been heavily reported over the season that Jose Mourinho was keen on luring the Frenchman to Old Trafford over the summer.

Other reports have claimed that Arsenal were also prepared to trigger the 26-year-old’s £86m release clause.

However, according to Di Marzio, Bayern are in the driving seat when it comes to securing Griezmann’s signature ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Griezmann, for all the noise surrounding his future, has always made it clear that he is indeed happy at the Vicente Calderon.

His latest statement regarding his potential next destination stated: “I do not want to leave Atletico (whether for) Paris, China, USA, Russia or elsewhere. My future? I only care about the field, I feel good in Madrid, why should I change that?”

Then again, as is the nature of the game, things can change very quickly, and if Man United do indeed claim a place in the Champions League and table the right offer – that is, a better offer than anything made by, say, Bayern – then Griezmann may feel inclined to embark on a new challenge under Mourinho.

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