Manchester United fans will be experiencing a rollercoaster of emotion on Wednesday as only hours after it was reported that the Old Trafford club had an agreement with Antoine Griezmann, this morning it seems that may not be the case after all.
News broke late on Tuesday that there was an ‘agreement in principle’ with the 25-year-old Atletico Madrid star and that United were willing to pay Griezmann’s €100 million release clause.
However, according to ESPN, no such agreement exists at this time. That is not to say that United manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t have the Frenchman in his plans for the summer transfer market.
Prior to their Premier League title-denting 0-0 draw against Hull at Old Trafford on Tuesday, the ‘Special One’ was typically cryptic about his plans to expand his squad at the end of the current season.
“In our case, we are more focused on the summer period.
“I like my players, so nothing for me. I know what I want.
“I always think every week, the more I know my players, the more I know my team, the more I know the competition, because it’s a competition I know really well, but it’s a competition that is in permanent evolution.
“I know what I want, yeah. I know what I want. But the market closes today, so there is no point, especially for me, to speak about the next transfer window when we have so many matches to play, so many competitions to fight for and so many good players to work with.
“So if you ask me do I know what I want for the next transfer window? Yes, I know. Is it possible to get? I try always to be realistic.”
Admitting to knowing who he wants in the summer doesn’t exactly give fans any real indication that Griezmann is on Mourinho’s wish list.
However, with incessant reports linking the player with United, there is a long held assumption that the prolific goalscorer will link up with his great friend Paul Pogba before too long.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena
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