According to The Sun this morning, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann is in line for a £220,000 a week deal if he is to join Premier League giants Manchester United over summer.
The deal, which would see Griezmann earn the same as United record-signing and French teammate Paul Pogba, has allegedly been agreed between Manchester United chiefs and representatives of the 25-year-old during the past week.
United had reportedly identified the Atletico Madrid forward as their prime target last month, and The Sun now understands that Mourinho’s side are confident a deal can be agreed.
The news comes in the same week that Griezmann was named in the UEFA Team of the Year 2016, controversially beating Barcelona’s Luis Suarez to the striking role in the side.
United fans took to Twitter after the latest rumours to share their anticipation over the proposed move for the Atletico striker, praising the impact that the Euro 2016 finalist could have on Mourinho’s side.
Our forward options for next season could be ibra griezmann martial mkhi mata Rooney rashford Pogba ??
— Jack ? (@jack_plast) January 6, 2017
Griezmann at United would be an absolute dream
— George Jones (@IamGeorgeJones) January 6, 2017
imagine Griezmann alongside Pogba & Mata at Old Trafford ??
the thought of it alone is so appetizing ?? #MUFC
— that nigga ' (@Calvin_Mall) January 6, 2017
Other United supporters were less pleased with the rumours, with one Twitter user in particular worried about the future of 19-year-old Marcus Rashford if Griezmann moved to Old Trafford.
@BBCSport RIP Marcus Rashford's future. Not surprised, wouldn't expect any less from Mourinho ???
— Dan Panda (@cozierpanda) January 5, 2017
Members of the Old Trafford faithful also expressed their concerns about Griezmann’s potential arrival, citing the number of attacking options that Manchester United already have at their disposal.
So if we get griezmann who else we getting rid of??…depay/young/mata/Rooney/adnan/martial…3or4 of those will go ??
— Kyle Kennedy (@Kyle_Kennedy88) January 6, 2017
One United fan is already making the Griezmann rumours become a reality, after photo-shopping an image of the Atletico star onto a Manchester United kit.
Will Griezmann fit in at Manchester United if he makes a big money summer switch?
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