Man United urged to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid
Antoine Griezmann would be the perfect signing for Manchester United this summer, according to Ray Wilkins
Antoine Griezmann would be the perfect summer signing for Manchester United, according to Ray Wilkins.
The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a summer swoop for the France forward in recent months following his brilliant form for club and country in recent seasons.
Manchester United are bound to be linked with a host of players as the summer transfer window draws ever nearer and Jose Mourinho prepares for his second season in charge at Old Trafford.
Former Chelsea coach Wilkins feels that Griezmann would fit the bill at Old Trafford, although he admits that a move could be dependent on Manchester United securing a place in next season’s Champions League.
Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Tuesday morning, Wilkins said: “I think United have always had these really sharp centre forwards that poach goals like Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole and Griezmann is exactly that type of player.
“So as far as United are concerned I’m sure they would love him, but at the end of the day, if you finish outside of the Champions League places – and this applies to Manchester City as well – bringing players in of that quality is almost impossible.
“[Paul] Pogba did it. Pogba came back to Old Trafford without a year of Champions League football. Will he regret his move? I don’t know because the Champions League is where these guys want to play and at the moment it’s in the balance.”
The 26-year-old Griezmann has scored 16 goals and made seven assists in 31 La Liga games for Atletico Madrid so far this season.
He has also netted five times and set up two goals in the Champions League.
Manchester United are currently preparing for their crunch clash with Manchester City in the Premier League on Thursday night.l