Man Utd eye RM502m bid for Griezmann
Manchester United are reportedly ready to challenge Barcelona for the signature of French star Antoine Griezmann this summer.
The forward officially handed in a transfer request at Atletico Madrid and a move to Camp Nou looked certain. But recent developments suggest that Barcelona are now hesitant to sign the player due to his high price tag and wage demands.
According to The Sun, Barcelona’s hesitance has paved the way for United to line up a huge offer for the France international. The report claims that the Red Devils are prepared to smash their transfer record with a RM502 million bid for Griezmann.
Griezmann was very close to sealing a move to Old Trafford in 2017 before Atletico’s transfer ban was upheld, leaving them with no time to find a suitable replacement.
Despite United’s failure to secure Champions League football, Griezmann could be tempted by the club’s willingness to satisfy his RM2.4 million-a-week wage demands.