It appears that finally there is an end to the speculation surrounding Antoine Griezmann’s move to Manchester United this summer. The forward has reportedly signed a new contract with Atletico Madrid which will potentially keep him at the club until 2022.
There was intense speculation that Manchester United would sign the player this summer to give their front line a makeover. But the deal quickly stalled and the forward now looks set to spend the next few years at least in Spain.
Spanish media outlet, AS, reports:
The Antoine Griezmann saga is over. Atlético Madrid have concluded a deal with the France forward that sees him extend his contract with Los Rojiblancos until 2022.
Meanwhile other reports suggest that the brilliant Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now in talks with American side LA Galaxy over a move to MLS.
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Zlatan looks ever more likely to leave England despite scoring 28 goals for Manchester United last season. And with Griezmann now off the menu TFF believes that Manchester United will push forward forward for deals for Andrea Belotti of Torino and Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid.
With the future of Wayne Rooney looking particularly uncertain as well Manchester United need serious investment in their front line. And we believe that the Liverpudlian will also leave Manchester United this summer in order to clear another high earner off the books.
Griezmann would have been a top signing for Manchester United. He’s a force of nature and a truly natural and gifted player. But they were clearly complications over a deal and Manchester United may wait a couple of years before moving back in for the striker.