The Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are still reeling following Jose Mourinho’s seismic first summer at Old Trafford, and it looks like they can already start looking forward to next year!
The 2016 summer transfer window will forever be known amongst the United faithful here in the Tavern as the summer that changed it all…
After several years of mediocrity, Jose Mourinho took the Old Trafford hot-seat and brought with him some of the most sought after stars in world football.
The signings of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, to name but a few, were described as the pinnacle of transfer dealings – and the Manchester United faithful thought it could get no better.
However, whilst the summer transfer window is now closed; Jose Mourinho is seemingly already looking to out-do himself next year.
According to Dean Jones of the Bleacher Report, Mourinho has already begun noting the names that will sit at the top of his shopping list next summer – and one particularly sought after player is the first to be looked at.
Jones is reporting that Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann is Mourinho’s priority target next summer, and that the manager believes he is a realistic target as the Portuguese boss continues his revolution at Old Trafford.
Speaking to Bleacher Report, Jones said: “Jose Mourinho already has a longer-term plan in mind at Man United, and one key piece of the jigsaw in Antoine Griezmann.
“He thinks the French striker is going to look for a Premier League move next summer.
“Mourinho thinks Griezmann can be a long-term alternative to Rooney in attack. Don’t be surprised to see Griezmann turn up at Old Trafford in 2017.”
Interestingly, Griezmann was reportedly a target for Mourinho during his spell with Chelsea – so the new United boss is definitely a big fan of the French forward.
Griezmann won the hearts of many a football fan here in the Football Transfer Tavern with his exploits at the 2016 European Championship, with his goals proving crucial en-route to France’s trip to the final – with a fair few of our Punters backing the host-nation to bring home the gold.
Whilst that didn’t quite happen, Griezmann’s goals certainly helped line the pockets of our punters, with the Frenchman a favourite amongst the betting folk in the Tavern.
Griezmann has been absolutely prolific at Atletico Madrid over the last few years, bagging a hugely impressive 44 goals in just 75 league appearances for Diego Simeone’s side.
If you still aren’t convinced, – check out this compilation video detailing some of Griezmann’s best bits over the last few years…
What a player.
Step aside Messi, our landlord is backing him for a massive things over the next few years.
Manchester United fans – Excited? How do you think he would do in England?
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