Man United will go in for Antoine Griezmann only if Romelu Lukaku makes the switch to Inter Milan says football consultant Ian McGarry.
Griezmann uploaded a farewell video last month confirming his exit from Atletico after five years at the club.
Antoine Griezmann's final farewell to Atlético Madrid. pic.twitter.com/BCoNJhFJgE
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Barcelona were earlier touted as the favourites to land the World Cup winner but conservations have hit stumbling blocks as reportedly the Barca dressing room does not approve of him.
And McGarry thinks apart from Barcelona, only a handful of clubs can acquire the Frenchman naming United as one of the suitors but he thinks the Red Devils will first have to get rid of Romelu Lukaku to be able to afford Griezmann.
“There are very few options for Griezmann that I see in terms of where he goes from Atletico,” he said on The Transfer Window podcast.
“If he doesn’t go to Barcelona, there’s no interest so far from Real Madrid, there’s no interest from Manchester City, there’s no interest really from anywhere and he seems to be in a bit of a rut there in terms of what it can do.
“I have heard just a minor whisper that there’s a possibility in this scenario that Manchester United, who obviously believed they had a deal agreed with Griezmann two seasons ago to come to them, that if they sell Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan, although that obviously is somewhat in the wind at the moment because of the FFP problems being experienced by Internazionale, if they did manage to do that then they would be able to afford both salary and transfer fee, certainly the €120m buyout clause, for Griezmann.
“I just wonder if perhaps that’s something we’re gonna see more of in the next few weeks.”
Griezmann has previously linked with United with a move said to be close when Jose Mourinho was in charge.
Although failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League could be a major stumbling in their pursuit.