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Man United open talks over Griezmann – 7/4 he joins next summer

| 21.12.2016

This week’s press believe Manchester United have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over a move for star player Antoine Griezmann, and the latest odds suggest the deal may well go ahead.

The bookies are 7/4 that the French international is playing for the Red Devils next season, while 8/1 says Jose Mourinho announces the move next month.

Reports suggest Atletico are only willing to entertain offers of £60m and above, but that’s no obstacle to the Premier League outfit, who currently claim the world record fee for Paul Pogba.

With Diego Simeone scheduled to leave the Vicente Calderon club at the end of next season, speculation has been rife over the future of Los Rojiblancos’ star players.

And they’re no strangers to losing headline names, seeing Fernando Torres, Sergio Aguero, Radamel Falcao and Mario Mandzukic all depart in recent years.

Crowned player of the tournament at this summer’s European Championships, Griezmann has been in scintillating form this season.

The 25-year-old has scored nine times and supplied six assists across La Liga and the Champions League.

Griezmann could be a vital piece in the United puzzle, alongside Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

With the latter netting almost half of United’s Premier League goals this season, Griezmann would bring welcome relief and support up-front.

After a dodgy start to life at Old Trafford, Mourinho appears to be rediscovering the Man United of old, and the 13-time Premier League champions are unbeaten in their last eight games.

With a top-four spot and Champions League football still very much on the cards, the Portuguese will be hoping to maintain his side’s good run over the festive period.

United host Sunderland on Boxing Day, and the bookies odds of 1/5 suggest three points are heading to the home side.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.