Manchester United are expected to make a serious splash in the transfer market this summer as Jose Mourinho attempts to take the Red Devils to the next level.
A League Cup and Europa League ensured that the Portuguese manager’s first season at Old Trafford was an acceptable one, but there is a consensus that they will need a statement signing to bring them to a level where they can challenge for the Premier League title as well as in the Champions League.
Names such as Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann have been thrown about, with the latter being linked prominently.
However, cold water has been poured on these rumours in recent days.
After it was confirmed that Atletico Madrid have received a transfer ban, the chances of Griezmann departing the Spanish capital were greatly reduced.
Speaking to Telefoot, the French international striker reaffirmed his commitment to Diego Simeone’s charges.
“The Court of Arbitration for Sport sanction has been passed.
“I’ve decided to stay. It’s been another good season and hopefully we can make some good signings in January. It’s a tough moment for the club, for my team-mates, and it would be a low blow to leave now.”
The Red Devils will still be keen on bolstering their attacking options this summer. With Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial currently set to lead the line next season, Mourinho may look for a truly world class option to aid them in the goalscoring department.
Hat-tip to Bleacher Report.