Report: Top 22-year-old attacker is open signing for Man United

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann

The France international has made 13 appearances for his Spanish club this season, scoring three goals and assisting a further three strikes. A deal has already been agreed 'in principle' that will see Griezmann move for a big transfer sum, next summer.

The France forward has been a long-term target for United and a deal may well have gone through this summer, but for the transfer ban placed on the La Liga club.

Although Griezmann would happily join Barca - and prefers to stay in Spain over moving to Manchester - the Catalan club must now start negotiations with Atletico Madrid.

For a few years now, Griezmann has been highly rated as a striker. However, Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde's reluctance to let the versatile midfielder go means that Barca will pay the full amount, while also agreeing personal terms with the French superstar.

Barcelona are looking for a multi-faceted forward and believe that Griezmann is the best option for them.

The former Manchester United manager is set to address a leaky back-line that has been responsible for conceding 23 goals in 11 Premier League games so far.

Griezmann has been one of La Liga's top forwards since his move from Real Sociedad.

United are widely expected to resume their chase of the prolific Rojiblancos star in the new year, but, as per the aforementioned report from Le10Sport, the Red Devils look to have fallen down the pecking order in the race for Griezmann. The clause enables Barcelona to sign him for €100 million (£90m).

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