The latest odds on Antoine Griezmann’s future

Published by on January 11, 2017

Antoine Griezmann has made it clear he doesn’t like talking about his future.

The Frenchman has so far been unwilling to entertain speculation that his time at Atletico Madrid could be coming to an end, but that hasn’t stopped suggestions that he could be on his way to Manchester United.

According to Ladbrokes, United are now just 5/4 to be the Euro 2016 Golden Boot winner’s next club. For a deal to happen in the current transfer window, that’s at just 6/1, but that seems unlikely.

It seems the Red Devils are being so heavily linked with the diminutive attacker because they are one of the few clubs in Europe who would be able to afford him. Paris Saint-Germain are another, but questions would have to be asked over whether a player in his prime like Griezmann would be willing to move to Ligue 1.

It’s not quite on a par with the Chinese Super League, obviously, but the Ballon d’Or contender would find it difficult to prove himself in an under-strength league.

Of course, United also boast his international team-mate Paul Pogba, and that could be a further factor which tempts him to Old Trafford.

This may not have been Griezmann’s finest season in an Atleti shirt. In fact, the whole team have been underperforming, rocked by the news that Diego Simeone had cut his contract at the Vicente Calderon short.

Even so, the 25-year-old has still managed 11 goals in all competitions this term, and his price isn’t going to go down as the result of a bit of bad form. Class is permanent, and Jose Mourinho is still keen to bring in more world-class players as he bids to turn United around.

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