Manchester United open talks to sign Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann is attracting interest from Manchester United. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Manchester United are in talks to sign World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann as Erik ten Hag looks to add more experience to his frontline.

The Red Devils have scored just 13 goals in 12 Premier League games this season, and have a goal difference of -3.

United’s attack of Rasmus Hojlund, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Antony, Jadon Sancho and Alejandro Garnacho have just one Premier League goal between them this season.

Hojlund has made an impressive start to life at the club, scoring five times in the Champions League.

But the Dane has struggled in the Premier League due to the pressure on his shoulders, and Ten Hag wants to lighten the load on him.

Griezmann is a boyhood Manchester United fan (Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Griezmann, 32, came close to joining United in 2017 before Atletico Madrid were hit with a transfer ban.

The Frenchman is a boyhood United fan, and wears the no.7 shirt due to his love of David Beckham.

Griezmann has been in fine form this season, scoring eight goals for Diego Simeone’s side.

But he has a release clause of around £22m, which United would have no problem activating.

And the Nacional say United have held talks with Griezmann’s representatives over a move to Old Trafford.

Griezmann is said to be open to leaving Spain, where he’s spent his whole career.

United would reportedly triple Griezmann’s salary, to around £240,000-a-week.

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