Antoine Griezmann has reportedly demanded to become Manchester United’s highest paid player in order to complete a move to Old Trafford.
The Atletico Madrid forward has been heavily linked with making a move to Old Trafford for a number of months, with Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban thought to be the only thing that prevented the Frenchman making the move to Manchester during the summer.
The clubs’ transfer ban is now over and many have speculated that United could resurrect their interest either in January or next summer, with the clubs famous number 7 shirt staying vacant for 12 months.
However, in recent months, Barcelona have had a growing interest in the 26-year-old and have now overtaken United in the latest bookmakers odds as the favourites to secure his signature.
According to The Sun, Griezmann has told United he will only join the club if they offer him a sensational wage packet of £400,000-a-week, a salary which would see him become the clubs highest earner, eclipsing the £280,000-a-week earned by current top pair player, Paul Pogba.
Barcelona are unlikely to move for the Frenchman in the January transfer window after already splashing £142m on Philippe Coutinho, and are more likely to wait until the summer when they can pay Griezmann’s relatively modest release clause of £89m.