The Independent reports that “key Barcelona figures” have doubts about the benefits of signing Antoine Griezmann. This development could open the way for a United move. The Frenchman has been widely linked with a move to Barcelona, but the Independent says “communication has been re-established and a deal is possible. The striker could also go to PSG if Real Madrid move to sign PSG star Kylian Mbappe.
I think that Antoine Griezmann would be a great signing for us. But the problem is that he won’t be able to play Champions League football next season with United. He was also strongly linked with Barcelona last season. I think Barcelona’s system or style of play would be an ideal fit for him. A front three of Griezmann, Suarez and Messi will terrorize defences all over Europe.
How will United attract Griezmann if they can’t offer him Champions League football? Also United is in the midst of a rebuilding stage right now and no one knows how long that will take. Does Griezmann want to come to a club that is turmoil and that is rebuilding?
The answer to two of those questions would be no to me. I think that he’ll end up going to Barcelona where I am sure he would like the opportunity to win the Champions League. I think that his ambitions will be high and he wouldn’t want to move to a club where there are a lot of uncertainties.
I hope that we could sign Paulo Dybala or Mauro Icardi because our chances are better of getting those players. Dybala has had few appearances for Juventus last season and Ronaldo joined the team and because of the emergence of young striker Moise Kean. Dybala’s brother also said that he wants to leave the club. Mauro Icardi on the other hand has had a contentious relationship with his coach and the hierarchy of the club. These players certainly have the talent and skills to move to a big club.
So I believe that United has a much better chance of signing one of these strikers than having the opportunity to sign Griezmann.
What striker do you think United should sign?