Manchester United are prepared to trigger the release clause of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
That is according to Catalan outlet El Nacional, which claims that the former Barca man is the top target for Manchester United.
He is back to his best form this season, scoring 8 goals and assisted 1 in 12 games. He is enjoying his football once again.
As per the report, his excellent form as started to attract interest from Saudi Arabia as well as Manchester United who are ‘pressing’ for a move.
Erik ten Hag wants to bolster his attack and the club has identified the Frenchman as a priority target.
The report claims that Manchester United officials have already travelled to Spain to meet the World Cup winner’s agent and to convince him to leave the Spanish side.
Not only are they ready to trigger his €25m release clause, but in order to lure him, they are prepared to triple his current wages.
Griezmann is back to his best form this season
For Atletico Madrid, he has made over 300 appearances, contributing 77 assists and 169 goals.
In 2019, he paid a staggering €120 million to join rivals Barcelona, but his performance suffered greatly as a result of the move.In 2021, he went back to Atletico, first on loan, and this summer, he returned permanently
.Griezmann’s transfer to Manchester United appears unlikely right now, despite the report.
He might prefer to keep things as they are for the time being, given his recent return to peak performance.But if he decides to leave the Spanish side, the generous offer—which will triple his wages—might play a big role.