Manchester United is reportedly eager to significantly increase Antoine Griezmann’s salary to entice the Atletico Madrid standout to join Old Trafford. The club’s challenging start to the season, coupled with uncertainties about Erik ten Hag’s future, has prompted a strategic move. Despite a recent victory over Luton, a setback against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League has dimmed United’s European prospects.
Notably, key players like Marcus Rashford and new addition Rasmus Hojlund have struggled to replicate their previous form. Anthony Martial and Antony have also faced challenges in delivering noteworthy performances. Jadon Sancho, once a prominent figure, has fallen out of favor following a public disagreement with Ten Hag.
To address their offensive concerns, United is eyeing Griezmann, and discussions with the player’s representatives have allegedly commenced during a visit to Spain by Old Trafford executives. In a bid to sway Griezmann’s decision, the Premier League side is reportedly prepared to triple his Atletico Madrid earnings, potentially reaching €21 million (£18.4 million) annually, making him one of the highest earners in the league.
The report emphasizes that Griezmann possesses a €25 million release clause at the Civitas Metropolitan Stadium, presenting a relatively affordable option given his extensive experience. This move signals United’s proactive approach to reinforce their squad and revive their competitive edge.