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Manchester United have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann.

It seemed as though the Red Devils were days away from completing a deal for the Frenchman over the summer, but Atletico Madrid were slapped with a transfer ban, scuppering any move for the forward.

Griezmann, out of respect for Madrid refused to leave, and signed a new contract – the release clause was set at 200 million euros.

Yet, now that Madrid have been granted permission to sign players in January, his release clause has been halved, presumably as a thank you – though this is pure conjecture.

Regardless, it means Griezmann is now available for £92 million – reported by the Daily Express.

 

The Verdict

United remain interested despite their multi-faceted attack and could feasibly move for the forward either in January, or next summer.

At £92 million, one would have to say that Griezmann would represent a good deal, given the extortionate sums that have been paid out this summer.

It is well within United’s remit to conclude a deal and should Mourinho want to, it seems inevitable that Griezmann would finally end up a United player.

 

Written by Michael Jones

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