Amidst financial challenges, Manchester United is reportedly eyeing Griezmann as a reinforcement to bolster their attacking prowess. The current season has seen the Red Devils struggle to find the net, with Rasmus Hojlund as the main striker yet to open his goal account in the Premier League. Of the entire attacking lineup, Marcus Rashford has contributed the sole goal.
Financial constraints have been apparent for United, having expended significant resources on the acquisitions of Hojlund, Andre Onana, and Mason Mount in the previous summer. The loan signing of Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina further underscores the financial considerations.
However, with the entrance of Sir Jim Ratcliffe as an investor, there is a renewed anticipation of Manchester United making a splash in the transfer market.
Despite the rumors linking Griezmann to Old Trafford, Berbatov questions the wisdom of such a move, expressing concerns about the potential hindrance to Hojlund’s development.
“If United decides to buy someone in the January transfer window, I wonder who they’ll go for,” Berbatov remarked.
“The Antoine Griezmann link for January has been mentioned, but if he comes, what happens to Hojlund, and is Griezmann a good fit? Griezmann needs to play because he’s Griezmann, then Hojlund doesn’t play?”
“If Hojlund doesn’t play, then it feels like, why did you buy him in the first place? It will be a mess. I don’t think the transfer will happen,” he added.
Manchester United has faced scrutiny, particularly regarding the performance of its wingers. Marcus Rashford and Antony have been criticized for not offering enough to the team during attacking phases.