Manchester United 'To Make Last Ditch £95 Million Bid' For Antoine Griezmann
Manchester United are reportedly set to make a last-ditch attempt to sign Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
Martin Lipton from The Sun says that United are preparing a club-record £95 million bid for the French forward and would be willing to meet his wage demands of around £450,000 per week.
Man U will try to hijack Antoine Griezmann's move to Barcelona at the eleventh hour, according to The Sun.- Transfer News (@ss_newslive) June 13, 2019
United are looking to capitalise on Barca's delay in getting the deal for the Atletico Madrid forward finalised and will table their own proposal which could total over £95m pic.twitter.com/0QAXqKvyC6
Manchester United launch a late bid for Antoine Griezmannhttps://t.co/p81cAHTDdx- SPORT English (@Sport_EN) June 13, 2019
At the end of last season, Griezmann released a statement confirming he would leave Atleti after five seasons and looked braced for a move to Barcelona.
Atlético Madrid CEO Miguel Ángel Gil Marín pretty much confirmed the former Real Sociedad man is Barca-bound when he told Radioestadio, "I am very clear about where he is going to play -- it is known since March -- at Barcelona," as per Sport.
However, the latest is that Barca's "failure to make an official move" has given United hope that they could finally land him after a long-running saga.
The Red Devils are aware that the fact they are playing in the Europa League next season and not the Champions League is an issue - and will have to do some serious persuading given the current predicament of the club.
Griezmann himself admitted he could well move away from Spain for his next challenge while on international duty.
"I don't know if I will stay in La Liga," he told reporters after the 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying victory over Andorra.
"I know where I want to go. I am also keen to get this over with as quickly as possible."
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