Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry believes that Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann must move to the Premier League even if it means joining Manchester United
During his punditry on Sky Sports (h/t the Daily Express), Arsenal legend Theirry Henry voiced his opinion on Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann’s highly-anticipated move to the Premier League.
The former French international stated that a player of Griezmann’s calibre would bolster the English top flight. Henry believes that he will quickly go on to become a fan favourite wherever he goes and that he must seriously consider moving to the country.
“I think he’s someone that should come to the Premier League. If he goes to Old Trafford then it’ll be great for them but he’s a player you need, for the league and everyone, for the fans, to be able to see that guy,” said Henry.
“For now people talking about him going to Manchester United and what he can bring to the league and not only Manchester United if he goes there, it speaks volumes on how far he came from.
“But yes I think he should come here. Is it Man United? I don’t know but I think he should come to the Premier League,” he added.
Manchester United have been linked with Griezmann for a while and the deal may turn into fruition come the end of the season. The 25-year-old has admitted it will be hard to turn down a move to Old Trafford, and the presence of a certain Paul Pogba might help sweeten Griezmann’s move to Manchester.
Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free at the start of the season and the Swede has become a key component in the United setup. Despite being 35, Ibrahimovic has continued to score goals aplenty, and has become a popular figure among the Old Trafford faithful.
However, the former Sweden captain is unlikely to play more than two seasons, which would mean United need to do all that they can to find an ideal replacement. Griezmann boasts an incredible CV, and may be just the man the Red Devils need to challenge among Europe’s elite.
The Atletico is star is not expected to come easy as he has been linked with moves to Chelsea and Arsenal who are also looking to add to their ranks in the final third. The 25-year-old is understood to have his heart set on a move to Old Trafford, but a lucrative offer from either of the London clubs could tempt him to change his mind.