Man United are in communication with Antoine Griezmann about a potential move to Old Trafford, according to The Independent.
The Atletico Madrid stand-out is on the verge of an exit from the La Liga side after announcing his intention to leave this summer.
Barcelona was thought to be his destination but this new report from the paper suggests there are doubts on Barca’s end about making a move for the French international.
This paves the way for a sensational United move, with sources telling The Independent that contact has been made with the £135m-rated player about a potential switch to Manchester, with a deal now possible.
There are obvious benefits to adding a player of Griezmann’s quality to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
His 21 goals and 10 assists this season demonstrate he still has the ability to make an impact at the highest level, having been a consistent stellar performer for Atletico over the years.
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United are looking for a new blend in attack after difficult seasons for the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.
Griezmann has the quality to provide both creativity and the finishing ability to be a real difference maker at Old Trafford, also versatile enough to play in a number of attacking positions.
The other massive positive of Griezmann’s arrival would be his impact on Paul Pogba’s happiness and form at United. The midfield talent has been linked with a move to Real Madrid this month amidst question marks regarding his happiness at the club.
He has a noted friendship with his international teammate Griezmann, whom he has won a World Cup with in the past.
The addition of the 28-year-old would surely settle Pogba down off the pitch.
On the pitch it would obviously be a great boost to Pogba’s game too, with Griezmann able to play centrally, link up with and feed off the Man United man’s ambitious midfield play.