Advisor backs Griezmann to United, number 7 shirt is ideal

Manchester United have been given a big boost in their quest to land Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid after the player’s image advisor backed the tansfer, as reported by Goal.

What’s the word?

Antoine Griezmann’s name has been linked to Manchester United for the past few months and it seems that Jose Mourinho’s side are desperate to bring the French international to Old Trafford, where he would unite with close friend Paul Pogba.

The 25-year-old would cost United a huge financial package, which Atletico Madrid would find difficult to turn down, and Griezmann’s international image advisor told So Foot that a move makes sense to all parties involved.

Atletico’s number 7 would likely want the same number at Old Trafford, which is currently vacant following Memphis Depay’s departure in January, and the trump card could be held in the form of David Beckham.

What was said?

Speaking to So Foot magazine and quoted by GoalGriezmann’s advisor Sebastien Bellencontre said:

“When I read articles about a hypothetical transfer to Manchester United I think it would be the ideal commercial scenario. He would play at Beckham’s former club, which is his idol, with the same legendary number on his back.”

“Beyond sports, Paris Saint-Germain would be interesting at Franco-French level, but he already has international trajectory with the selection.”

Will he move?

All the cards seem to be falling kindly for Manchester United in their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann and the availability of the number seven jersey could provide them with a huge boost, as the French international has made no secret that David Beckham was his idol growing up.

With the financial package that Manchester United can offer the French international, as well as all the corporate deals and sponsorships that would come his way, Griezmann’s move would make sense- although the potential lack of Champions League football could be a problem.

In the Spanish capital though, Griezmann may be seen as having done all he could with Diego Simeone’s side; having reached two Champions League finals with Atleti, enduring defeat in both matches against Real Madrid.