Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann according to reports this morning.
The Frenchman has reportedly agreed a package of £280,000-a-week ahead of a move to the Premier League this summer.
The Sun claims that United are prepared to pay the 26-year olds release clause, a figure which would match the £89million that Man Utd paid last summer to bring Paul Pogba to Old Trafford.
Money, Money, Money!
This would mean that the total financial package to take Griezmann to Manchester United would be worth a staggering £170 million!
Griezmann is believed to have had reservations over moving to Manchester United, due to their Champions League future being far from guaranteed. However Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has given the forward assurances over the clubs future and potential signings, as well as improving the financial package available to him.
Griezmann was initially a target of Manchester United four years ago when David Moyes was manager. The forward was playing for Real Sociedad at the time, but instead moved to the Spanish capital.
If Griezmann does eventually move to Old Trafford, it is highly likely he will take the famous number 7 shirt.
The shirt has been worn by club legends such as George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, since then, a series of number 7’s have come and gone under the pressure of the jersey. Michael Owen, Antonio Valencia, Angel Di Maria and most recently Memphis Depay have all tried and failed to fill the the boots of their legendary predecessors.
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