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Who will win the battle for Antoine Griezmann?

French Forward, Antoine Griezmann, seems darling to the English clubs lately. Summer transfer window would see major players moving to the major clubs. Manchester United has long been an aficionado of the Atletico Madrid’s striker Griezmann and has made him their top transfer goal and will hope to get the Frenchman to Old Trafford with an offer in the region of €80 million in this summer.

Old Trafford is once again planning to break the world transfer record — set by the club's own bid of Paul Pogba for £89 million ($111 million) last summer — to bring him to Manchester United. Now, the reds are moving to sign Pogba’s fellow countrymen and a good friend. Devils’ boss José Mourinho still interested to strong the attackers’ side to try to win the race with the best in the Premier League and Europe. It would also smack the fear of goals galore in every team they counter next season.

But, just like every movie, rival strikes as Arsene Wenger has upstaged Manchester United by offering £85m for the French international. The north London club was failed with an initial attempt to sign Griezmann last summer. Arsenal was cold-shouldered then because the Frenchman had just extended his contract with Atletico until 2021.

The Frenchman Antoine Griezmann is worth around £85 million ($106 million), but this fee is estimated to climb during negotiations. He debuted at the age of 18 and grew up playing football in Spain at Real Sociedad after electrifying in a preseason game. He helped out lead Atletico to the Champions League final in May and France to the Euro 2016 final two months later but lost in both.

Now, the question is who will the battle of signing Griezmann? Manchester United and Arsenal, both elite English clubs are heading for the same man, Griezmann, who has been recently voted third world’s best player after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. While Chelsea and Manchester City too have shown interest to offer a mega-bid.

If United did move for Griezmann, it would be a far-fetched signing for a versatile player at his peak and a player who the squad could truly be built around going frontward. United has planned to start a campaign to sign Griezmann with Paul Pogba as they are strong candidature to land the forward. Antoine Griezmann might be offered greater wages at United because United has no limit for spending money.




 

Nazish Islam - a media graduate with an undying love for chai, books, traveling, series shows, sports, hijab, and of course writing.

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