Man United Offering $92M For La Liga “Genius”

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Manchester United have set their sights on Atlético Madrid’s $92 million dollar man, Antoine Griezmann.

When you look at what the “French Genius” done this year, that nearly $100 million price tag might just be a bargain:

 

 

The 25-year-old striker scored the crucial Champions League semifinal goal against Bayern Munich that sent the German giants packing:

 

 

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Griezmann’s goal, his seventh of this Champions League campaign, secured Atlético Madrid’s place in the final.

While seven goals is an impressive feat, Cristiano Ronaldo is miles ahead. Check out this year’s leading Champions League scorers:

 

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Ronaldo’s got almost as may as Lewandowski and Suárez combined. Griezmann has had an impressive season in La Liga as well, tallying 21 league goals, which is good for sixth most:

 

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With the 5 players ahead of him essentially off limits, Antoine Griezmann is just about the biggest prize on the market this off season.

United are allegedly willing to do “whatever it takes” to lure the Atlético man away from Spain. If that means breaking out the old piggy bank, so be it.

The Red Devils need to mix it up if they want to contend for the title next year.

With most of Rooney’s magic sapped from his boots, Man United are a side desperately seeking inspiration.