‘Make it happen’ – Man United fans eager to see £86 million-rated forward at the club

‘Make it happen’ – Man United fans eager to see £86 million-rated forward at the club

By Dave Marshall

Manchester United were linked to the signing of Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann earlier in the transfer window, but the 26-year-old France international decided to stay with Los Rojiblancos following the upholding of Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban by FIFA. The 2014 La Liga winners were banned by the world football governing body as a result of irregularities in signing underage players, and Griezmann felt it would be betrayal if he decides to leave the club in these trying times. However, the former Real Sociedad man clearly wanted the switch to Old Trafford if his latest post on social media is to be believed.

The £86m rated player is not enjoying the best of times and form at the club, as he is currently suspended following a red card in the first match of the season away at Girona, muttering foul-mouthed expletives at the referee after being sent off for a second bookable offence, and he is being touted for further retrospective action.

He failed to score in the last five matches of last season, and also failed to register a goal in five pre-season matches and this latest admission shows that his mind is not fully with Diego Simeone’s side. The latest news coming from the club is that Diego Costa will soon be re-signed, a fact not lost on Griezmann that he might not be top dog once the player Atleti fans love so much returns to the club.

After United’s impressive 4-0 victory over Swansea on Saturday, Griezmann posted a cryptic Twitter post in which he had an angry emoji, with two smileys indicating a “Call me” sign, which United fans claimed was a plot to get United to still pursue his signature. Below are some of the best tweets regarding the post.

Griezmann is a classy attacking midfielder that can play any forward position behind the striker or even as the centre forward. He joined the Spanish giants in 2014 from Real Sociedad in a £25m deal, and has scored 83 goals in 161 matches.

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