The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are rather bemused by reports linking their club with a move for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
Although the vast majority of the Red Devils would be delighted to see Griezmann make a switch from Madrid to Manchester this month, they are not best pleased by the most recent reports that he is demanding £400,000 a week to join Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, according to The Sun. Even in this day and age, the figure quoted is quite simply absurd, and it is no wonder the United supporters are questioning if the French star is worth anything close to that figure.
With that being said, Mourinho should be working in conjunction with Ed Woodward to identify a more financially feasible alternative to Griezmann this month.
And the pairing would be wise to make an enquiry to Napoli regarding the availability of Lorenzo Insigne.
So far this season, Napoli’s attacking wide player has scored 10 goals – including a deft finish against Manchester City – and provided 7 assists in 28 appearances for the club.
His electrifying pace has proven to be a valuable outlet for Maurizio Sarri’s outfit so far this season whilst operating on the left side of an attacking front-three.
Although United are not short of options in this position, Insigne’s arrival at the club should encourage Mourinho to deploy Rashford in his natural centre-forward position and experiment with his tactical approach to include the likes of Insigne, Rashford, Martial and Lukaku within the same starting eleven.
As league-leaders of Serie A, Napoli will be desperate to keep all of their most talented players at the club this month to ensure that they finish at the summit of the Italian top-flight this season.
With that to consider, a transfer for Insigne certainly won’t come cheap, but considering Griezmann’s extortionate wage demands, a deal for the Italian forward should prove to be more financially beneficial for United in the long-run.