Chelsea fans are jumping with joy here in the Football Transfer Tavern after seeing the news from Metro, which claims that Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea are set to activate the release clause of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.
The exciting French forward has also been a target for Manchester United, but it now seems that the Blues are going to take the front foot and complete a £43.5m deal for the 24-year-old winger.
As our landlord quips, Chelsea already have a plethora of world-class attacking options and adding another player like Griezmann, would undoubtedly make them an even more formidable team to come up against.
The 5ft 9 midfielder has amassed 22 goals for Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side this season, and he has impressed since joining from Real Sociedad last year.
A bunch of Chelsea fans over by the jukebox here in the Transfer Tavern feel this would be a fantastic signing, however at the same time somewhat unnecessary!