Personal terms agreed: 83-goals Man United transfer target agrees long term deal
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho made it obvious that French forward Antoin Griezmann was high on his transfer wishlist but all attempts of the Red Devils to sign the versatile striker has hit the rocks.
Emerging reports from Spain says the Man United transfer target Antoine Griezmann has agreed a new and improved contract with the Rojiblancos that will keep him at the Club until 2022. His desire to remain with the Club stems from their transfer ban which has stopped them from signing any player.
The French star had a release clause of €100m (£88m) in his previous contract and all attempt by the Vicente Calderon outfit to hike that clause has been successfully resisted by the player, which means he would cost The Red Devils same amount if they want him next season.
Griezmann, 26, was believed to be offered a £300,000k-a-week wage at United but he has agreed £12.3million a season in wages which is only marginally less that what the Red Devils would have put on the table for him.
United are currently without an establish centre-forward after releasing Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, having failed to secure a deal for Griezmann, Mourinho has turned his attention to Morata and other attackers and it would not be long before a quality striker joins us.
Despite not being a natural centre-forward, Griezmann has scored 83 goals in 160 games for the Rojiblancos.