Thursday 19 October 2017

Jose Mourinho is planning to break the world record transfer fee again next summer as Man United target France star

France's Antoine Griezmann
France's Antoine Griezmann
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

The ink has barely dried on Paul Pogba's world record transfer deal but Man United are reportedly already plotting next summer's eye-catching move.

The Red Devils have paid big money for French stars in consecutive summers - with Anthony Martial arriving in the pre-season transfer window a year before Pogba's return - and it looks like the Old Trafford club are planning to maintain that pattern in 2017.

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann became one of football's hottest commodities last season after his goals brought the Spanish club to the Champions League final and his country to the Euro 2016 decider.

The Frenchman was rewarded for his summer displays with the Player of the Tournament award at Euro 2016, and the Mirror is reporting that Jose Mourinho wants to add Griezmann to his burgeoning stable of Galacticos at the end of this season.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract set to expire next summer - although there is an option for an additional year - the time would be right to bring a big name striker to the club with Wayne Rooney's time at the top of the United attack coming to an end.

Griezmann scored 22 league goals in each of his two seasons with Atletico Madrid.

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