Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has given his information on whether Manchester United are interested in signing Antoine Griezmann, who is at the center of the transfer struggle between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
Griezmann played for Atleti between 2014 and 2019, before joining his rivals Barcelona in the Spanish League in a big financial deal. according to BBC Sporthe moved to Camp Nou in a deal worth £107m (€120m) and signed a five-year contract with a £717m (€800m) release clause.
The striker struggled to imitate his form with Barcelona. He scored 15 goals in all competitions during his first season, but was criticized by critics and fans alike.
Things got better for Griezmann in his second campaign. He scored 20 goals and 13 assists, which helped Barcelona finish third in La Liga and win the King’s Cup. They beat Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the final, with Griezmann among the goals.
Barcelona started having financial problems, which led to the French player being made available for a move last summer. He then returned to Atleti on loan for two years.
Diego Simeone’s side are committed to making the transfer permanent next summer for £34m (€40m). However, they are taking steps to reduce this cost.
Simeone was using Griezmann in the last half hour of the matches. This is why Atleti do not have to pay Griezmann’s full £34m fee, which takes effect when he plays half of all matches during his loan period. The striker is frustrated at not being able to start matches, but ultimately the decision is bigger than his manager.
Barcelona are aware of Atleti’s clever, if sneaky, strategy. The two clubs recently started discussions about the opponent for Atleti.
Barcelona reduces the cost of Antoine Griezmann
According to a French newspaper the teamBarcelona agreed to accept Griezmann’s £22m and rescinded the previous paragraph.
Now that Atleti appears to have resolved the match-time issue, Griezmann could start the matches. He played the full 90 minutes in the last loss to Real Madrid.
Amid all the talk about Atleti and Barcelona, Manchester United They are said to have an interest in landing Griezmann.
The Red Devils need a new spell up front in case Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave. It was widely reported that he wanted to play in the Champions League again.
United failed to sign the likes of Brian Probe, Marko Arnautovic and Alvaro Morata. As a result of this, they are supposed to be looking into a deal for Griezmann.
However, Romano has rescinded these links. During an interview with caught abroadAnd the The journalist said: “I am aware of the speculation that Manchester United inquired about Antoine Griezmann in the summer, but my understanding is there is not much to that.
Romano discusses Griezmann’s future
“At the moment, the situation between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona is still unclear for Griezmann, so nothing is happening with other clubs yet. Griezmann is 100% focused on Atletico Madrid.”
Griezmann would be a great signing for Manchester United given his scoring record with Atleti. He has found the net 144 times in 301 outings for Rojiblancos. In addition, he has won the European League and World Cup during an impressive career.
However, it appears United will not be going anywhere near the 31-year-old in the transfer window next year. There will undoubtedly be many transfer links with the strikers before Ronaldo’s successor is found.