It’s hard to believe any transfers will be made before the end of Euro 2016. Most players will be leaving for France on Monday and all negotiations will be postponed until the beginning of July. That does not prevent the media from making speculation regarding who will go where this summer. One of the most popular pieces of news is that regarding Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman who will probably be Didier Deschamps’ number one pick for the Les Bleus attack was and still is on top of Manchester United’s transfer list. With a budget that allows Mourinho to bring in any player, the price tag is not an issue. Convincing Atletico’s player to move to the UK will be complicated as he is very dedicated to the club though. Good news coming out could snub Griezmann’s commitment to the Spanish side. Apparently, the Frenchman is dedicated more to Simeone rather than to Atletico. Apparently, if the Argentine boss decides to leave, Griezmann is open to discussions. It`s not that farfetched to think of such a scenario given what Simeone stated after losing to Real Madrid. “It’s a moment for me to think about things. When you give everything and it’s not enough it’s hard. I am planning to think about it (leaving Atletico).”
According to Metro, Simeone could be moving to PSG so Mourinho should prepare for negotiations when it comes to Griezmann. He is a versatile striker with a lot of potential. He could fit in at Old Trafford as a second striker, as a right winger or even as a box striker depending on Mou’s needs. With Rooney retreating to the midfield, Griezmann could take his place.
The Frenchman is not the only player who generated interest from Manchester United. Sevilla’s Kevin Gameiro is also a target for Mourinho who is in search of a striker to serve as a substitute for Rashford and probably Griezmann. The 29-year-old is in top form and managed to score 29 goals in the season that just ended. He is affordable (£10million), he has a lot of experience and he could provide some serious competition for Rashford or Martial. His contract will expire in 2018 and he could be pushing for a transfer to a team who is aiming to win important trophies like the Premier League or the Champions League. Bringing him on a 3 year deal would be a smart move and would suite Mourinho’s style who is known to give experienced players a chance to shine regardless of their age.