Paul Pogba told to convince top 27-year-old striker to make Man United transfer

Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial can convince Antoine Griezmann to move to Old Trafford, according to a report

Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann Photo: Puma

Dwight Yorke is convinced Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba can convince Antoine Griezmann to move to Manchester United this summer.

The France international has been linked with a potential move in the 2018 summer transfer window.

Griezmann was thought to be on the brink of a switch to Manchester United last summer before a remarkable U-turn that saw the France star commit his future to Atletico Madrid.

Manchester United signed Belgium international Romelu Lukaku in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Everton in the 2017 summer transfer window.

La Liga champions FC Barcelona are favourites to sign Griezmann after the Catalan side’s president met with the Atletico striker last season to discuss a summer move.

However, Griezmann has refused to confirm his summer transfer plans despite vowing to clear up uncertainty surrounding his future before the start of the World Cup in Russia.

The Atletico star is part of the France squad along with club record signing Pogba, while he has previously shared international dressing rooms with Martial.

Former Manchester United striker Yorke is hopeful that the Red Devils duo can talk Griezmann into a move to Old Trafford this summer.

“When you’re a big club you always have a chance and when you have friends of the player around the national team there is a way of selling the club,” said Yorke, speaking exclusively to 888sport.

“I’m sure it helps to have Pogba and Martial in there and that might be a turning point in making things happen and getting the deal done. Hopefully that will be the case. Greizmann has been in Spain for a long time while United are looking to improve.”

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last season to secure their place in the Champions League for another campaign.

Read the full 888sport interview with Dwight Yorke, including his thoughts on who should be top of the shopping list for Mourinho.

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