Man United Started Talks With No 7 La Liga Centre-Forward
One of those teams that have been linked with Antoine Griezmann for the longest time. In fact, for a couple of years before his links with Barcelona emerged, it was mooted that the 29-year-old striker would be on his way to Man United instead.
Ahead of the summer, it is being reported that the Red Devils could once again be tailing Antoine. Man United could possibly afford Griezmann’s transfer fee as well as his wages in theory, considering they had Alexis Sanchez on an astronomical salary not too long ago.
Having said that, the Alexis debacle would surely be fresh in their minds to this day and it can be certain that the Red Devils would be wary of swooping France international away from the Blaugrana. Apart from the financial sense, it does not really make sense to gamble on the French centre-forward from a sporting perspective either.
While the World Cup winner could theoretically slot in as the centre-forward and be Edinson Cavani’s successor as well as a possible upgrade on the underperforming Anthony Martial, his arrival will surely hamper the progress of Mason Greenwood, who is starting to be used as a centre-forward once again.
As suggested by Red Devils reluctance to take a plunge on Sancho and affect Greenwood’s immediate development while being used on the right-wing, it is unlikely that Griezmann will arrive at Theatre of Dreams to play centrally, especially considering it is nigh on impossible that he will be deployed as the no. 10. Therefore, the opportunities of this transfer happening appear to be relatively slimmer.