Manchester United will look to match Antoine Griezmann’s £85 million release clause in the summer, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Jose Mourinho’s men have repeatedly been linked with a move for the 26-year-old over the last six months, who has scored 22 goals in 40 matches for Atletico Madrid this season, and 131 in just 348 club appearances in his career.
32 of which came last term as he helped Diego Simeone’s side reach the final of the Champions League, where they lost to neighbours Real, and indeed third place in La Liga.
And following a stunning summer at the European championships with France in 2016, in which time he scored six goals in seven games for his country, Griezmann has become one of the most deadly forwards in world football, and one United are hoping to land in the summer.
Reports suggest that compatriot and Red Devils midfielder Paul Pogba has been informing and comforting the 26-year-old about the weather in England, something which Griezmann is reportedly concerned about, and that could seriously help United in their quest to land the French star in the off season.
What will also help the Red Devils is if they qualify for the Champions League, a competition Griezmann was runner-up in last term, and given that they are fifth in the Premier League, and still five games away from winning the Europa League, there is much work to do for Mourinho’s side.
They host eighth place West Brom at Old Trafford on Saturday knowing that victory could take them to within a point of Liverpool in fourth.