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Breaking! Antoine Griezmann Agrees Shirt Number And Wages At Manchester United As £100m Move Is Expected To Be Completed

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This is already set to be 2017’s answer to the Paul Pogba saga. Atletico Madrid’s French striker Antoine Griezmann is regarded as the third best player in world with only the two legendary players — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi — ahead of him.

The 25-year old had an exemplary season with both club and country where he helped Atletico Madrid reach the final of UEFA Champions League, guided France into the final of Euro 2016 — also winning the golden boot award in the process and made it to the Ballon D’or three-man shortlist. It is only natural that there will be high interest in one of the best strikers in the world.

If reports are to be believed, Manchester United are in pole position to land the Frenchman in the summer. The Red Devils have also agreed to hand him the legendary number 7 which was worn by the likes of Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo in the past.

And reports suggest that the Atletico Madrid striker has already agreed his shirt number and weekly wages at Old Trafford.

He is expected to complete an £100m move in the summer, with Jose Mourinho keen to offload players this month to fund another massive splurge at the end of the season.

Currently, Dutch star Memphis Depay wears the historic jersey but he is expected to leave the club soon after agreeing a deal with French club Lyon.

Griezmann’s friendship with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is well documented and that could be the persuading factor that could force Griezmann to change the stripes of Atletico for the Red of Manchester.

“I always ask Paul Pogba about Manchester United,” Griezmann said.

“You hear a lot of things (speculation) 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.”

But Griezmann will not come cheap and Manchester United will probably have to set yet another record signing to land the French sensation.

Also, there are couple of roadblocks that may stop this deal from actually going through — firstly if United fail to make it into the Champions League and secondly if the Court of Arbitration decides to uphold the 18-month transfer ban on Atletico for the breach of code of conduct.

They will reportedly line up a bid to bring Diego Costa back to the club should Griezmann depart.