Griezmann touted for Old Trafford
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in recent days after he was quoted stating his desire to play with Paul Pogba at club level in the future. The 25-year-old has established himself as one of Europe's most dangerous front-men in recent seasons, scoring over 50 times for Atletico in the last two seasons as well as winning the golden boot at Euro 2016 with six goals.
Manchester United were reportedly interested in bringing him in during the summer transfer window but his recent quotes proving even more reason for encouragement with Greizmann telling Sky Sports News in Germany "I always ask Paul Pogba about Manchester United,"
"I think they are a huge club with a really good infrastructure. I ask Paul about some of the players, and if they're really that good, or if Jose Mourinho is really that good.
"You hear a lot of things about Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain but right now I don't see me moving to a new club. But it would be awesome to play alongside Paul one day.''
These quotes have only fuelled speculation of a Manchester United transfer further and the bookmakers have reacted accordingly. Paddy Power have United as the clear favourites should Griezmann opt for a January transfer and he is just 10/3 to make the switch to Old Trafford before February 1st.
With Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic's advancing years, Jose Mourinho is likely to enter the transfer market for a new forward at some point and all of the suggestions point to Griezmann being that man. Only a couple of months ago the odds on Griezmann's next club being United were slashed to just 7/4 with BetStars so it does certainly suggest that there is some interest in securing the player.