Ligue 1 giants PSG have joined Manchester United in the race to secure the services of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
PSG are set to make a tempting bid for the French forward as they are keen on bolstering their attack in the upcoming January transfer window.
Foottheball sources claim that the PSG bosses are keen on roping in Greizmann after they failed to lure away Barcelona star Neymar in the last summer transfer window.
Atletico Madrid’s star forward Antoine Griezmann has recently committed his future with the club after signing a new contract which also includes a release clause of €100m. And now PSG would have to splurge huge cash to trigger the release clause if they want to sign one of La Liga’s brightest star.
Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann had documented his name among the top three candidates for UEFA best player of Europe award after a successful last season with 32 goals to his name before playing a crucial role in guiding France to the finals of Euro 2016, and bagging the player of the tournament award.
Greizmann also played a pivotal role when Atletico Madrid clnched the La Liga title after fighting all odds in the 2013/14 season and also helped the Spanish side to reach the finals of Champions League in 2014 and 2016.
The French star has made a brilliant start this season and has already bagged six goals and two assists in a total of eight appearances. Atletico Madrid are currently in the fifth spot in the league table after a span of nine games. However, Real Madrid emerged victorious on both the European finals against Atletico Madrid.
Patrick Kluivert, PSG’s current sporting director has identified Greizmann as the potential target for the future. The Ligue 1 side are despearate to fill the void in the attack after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s departure to Manchester United on free transfer this summer.
Mourinho is set make a move for Griezmann in the January transfer window and the Portuguese manager is confident that Man Utd would be able to offer Champions League football to the Atletico Madrid man in the next season.
Mourinho has already broken the world transfer record for roping in Paul Pogba for £89million. Griezmann’s contract at Atletico expires in 2021 and it is believed that ‘The Special One,’ would have to splurge a hefty amount to land Griezmann at Old Trafford.