Man Utd eye shock transfer move for World Cup star, would be an incredible signing
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Manchester United are considering a surprise move to sign Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.
The 29-year-old has operated primarily in an attacking midfield role for Didier Deschamps' side, but his ability to drop deep and roam around the pitch has caused opposition teams huge problems.
The tournament has arguably represented somewhat of a renaissance for Griezmann, who struggled to make a huge impact at Barcelona after a big-money move, before returning to Atletico last year. He does have five goals and three assists in 14 La Liga appearances this season.
He is now a permanent Atletico player, and will soon return to his club side following the conclusion of the final.
But there could be heavy interest in the 29-year-old in January, with United reportedly preparing a move.
Man Utd keen on Griezmann?
They claim that United approached the French star in the summer, anticipating an exit from Ronaldo at that point in time. But the Portuguese icon eventually stayed at Old Trafford, with the opportunity to sign Griezmann now once again opening up.
MediaFoot also claim that the player's value will have increased as a result of his performances in Qatar, with Atletico signing him for a fee believed to be around €40 million earlier in the year.
As per Transfermarkt, his current value stands at just €25m, although it is expected that the France international will command a higher fee, given he has 18 months left on his Atletico contract.
The future of Joao Felix may also depend on whether Griezmann stays or goes, with Simeone potentially not wanting to lose two of his star attackers in the same window.