Manchester United could be about to sign one of the Top 3 players in the world – report

Reports have persisted this week that Manchester United are in a battle to sign the brilliant France international Antoine Griezmann.

Griezmann finished third in the Ballon D’or award ceremony for 2016 behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

And local news outlet, the Manchester Evening News, continues to report that Manchester United are hot on the trail of a player that Manchester City have also been linked with.

They said:

Antoine Griezmann is linked to Man Utd again and Jose Mourinho could spend £300m on transfers next year.

Even though Manchester United have a superb striker in Zlatan Griezmann is the sort of striker that the club has possibly not possessed since Robin van Persie.

His finishing ability is up there with that of Sergio Aguero. He’s ice cold in front of goal and has the records to prove it having scored loads of goals at all levels over the last year.

At just 25 years of age he is one of the hottest properties in world football and has scored a remarkable 66 goals in 128 games for Atletico Madrid since his big move in 2014.

He’s got 9 in 21 for his club this season and although Atletico are one of the modern football superpowers, in terms of results, Manchester United would surely be able to offer a different class of salary altogether.

Griezmann, who played his early career as a winger, has also scored 14 times in just 39 international games for France.

TFF believes that he would be the best signing of 2017 anywhere in Europe, if Manchester United were able to snag him from the brilliant La Liga club.

The rumours continue and we think that this one has some way to run before a transfer which now seems inevitable.

Manchester United fans: would this be the dream signing?