If the dispute between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona regarding the striker cannot be resolved, MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly has plans to sign Antoine Griezmann in January. The 31-year-two-year old’s loan stint back at the Wanda Metropolitano is currently in its second season.
If the player appears for at least 45 minutes in half of Atletico’s games this season, Atletico will be required to pay Barcelona £34 million to make the player’s temporary move into a permanent one. The France international has been given just one start in eight games in all competitions as manager Diego Simeone tries to keep the club from paying full price.
According to rumors, Barca is getting ready to sue Atletico after the latter appeared to discover a way to avoid the deal. However, there have been rumors that the two clubs are close to reaching an affordable £22 million agreement for the World Cup champion of 2018.
However, according to The Athletic, Griezmann may become a transfer target in January if Barca and Atletico fail to resolve their disagreement. And after failing to gain the services of the former Real Sociedad star during the previous transfer window, this might see United renew their interest in him.
Griezmann was solely interested in remaining in Madrid throughout the summer and had no desire to consider moving to Old Trafford or any other location. However, if everyone involved becomes angry about the current state of affairs, the situation might change.