English Premiership

Man Utd closing in on Griezmann

2017-03-24 11:32
Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United are closing in for Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann with sources close to the Frenchman believing a mega-money deal is on the verge of completion.

According to a Manchester Evening News report, Jose Mourinho is on the verge of capturing his top transfer target in a £86 million deal with Griezmann the most coveted player in Europe.

Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid would be powerless to stop the transfer of their prized asset if United trigger Griezmann's ‎€100 million (£86 million) buy-out clause.

Griezmann has been coy on a protracted move to England and cited the bad English weather as a reason that he would not be moving to the English Premiership.

"There are many doubts about my private life. There is rain, bad weather... I need to be happy outside," The 25-year old said.

Mourinho views Griezmann as a match-winner who can transform his side with Wayne Rooney set to leave United to return to boyhood club Everton.

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