Man Utd To Get Griezmann In January?
Manchester United To Get Antoine Griezmann In January?
Manchester United will reportedly bid for Antoine Griezmann in the January transfer window, with his release clause reportedly set to be slashed by half.
According to Spanish publications Marca and Mundo Deportivo, Atletico Madrid cut the Frenchman's €200 million (R3 billion) buyout clause by half after the latest transfer window closed.
Although the 26-year-old signed a contract extension in June, the Spanish side has apparently been informed that the striker is keen to move on once the club can start buying players again.
It has been claimed that Jose Mourinho will be able to sign the France international for about €100 million (R1.5 billion), which is slightly more than what they could have got him for at the beginning of the latest window.
Griezmann's former agent Eric Olhats has reportedly confirmed that the player wanted to leave the La Liga side for the 2016/17 UEFA Europa league winners, but felt obligated to stay with Atletico during their FIFA transfer ban.
The Spanish club is supposedly close to sealing a deal for Chelsea's Diego Costa in January, and this move could open the door for the France international to leave.
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