In Focus: Antoine Griezmann is worth whatever Man United can afford

As reported by The Sun, Manchester United are lining up a move for Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann during this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

Griezmann has been in a sensational form for the Spanish side for years now, the envy of most big clubs in European football and Manchester United are no different.

The Sun report the Red Devils are ‘desperate to sign’ the French international and are lining up an £89m move at the end of the season.

However, United have been told he is looking for a staggering £400,000-a-week to make the move to Manchester and snub Barcelona, who are also interested in his services, according to the paper.

Is that too expensive, even for the Old Trafford side?

Worth the outlay?

In an ever expanding transfer market, to secure the best talents available that win you major honours you have to shell out for it and if United can possibly afford his reported wage demands then it’s something they have to pursue.

The French player has scored over 20 goals for Atletico Madrid in every season since moving there in 2014, also contributing plenty of assists, the kind of direct goal contribution that could transform Jose Mourinho’s attack.

He could be the ideal player to deploy on either the left hand side or through the middle of support of Lukaku, also possessing great versatility without compromise to performance.

At 26 years of age he’s entering his prime and is one of the few talents in world football worth stretching their resources for, especially when he can inspire a return to winning the major honours the Old Trafford side crave so badly.